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Basic Site Details

Name: Adam House
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built on site of Edinburgh Operetta House.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Edinburgh, Examination Halls  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1University  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 15, 6, Chambers StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7March 1949  Date of commission
Item 2 of 715 July 1950 Tenders invitedPlanning Consent approved and drawings sent to tender
Item 3 of 7July 1951 Build/constructionWork Commenced
Item 4 of 71953 Plans drawn upKininmonth prpared plans for the tympanum in the central porch
Item 5 of 71954 Plans drawn upTowards the end of 1954 the decorative schemes for the interior were established
Item 6 of 718 May 1955 OpenedOpened by Sir Edward Appleton

* Though still not completed
Item 7 of 77 December 2002 DamageSuffered minor damage in the Cowgate Fire of december 2002.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectA1954  
Item 2 of 3Ian Charles GordonArchitectA1954  
Item 3 of 3Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceA1954  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp223
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp149,150
Item 4 of 4Pentreath, B T1994Classical modernism in Fifties EdinburghVArchitectural Heritage V 1994, pp97-110 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening News9 December 2002   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Old Town CommitteeEdinburgh Old Town study records  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register279905 AND 6 CHAMBERS STREET, ADAM HOUSE


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