Basic Site Details

Name: Charlotte Square
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Charlotte SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51791 Plans drawn up 
Item 2 of 517921820Build/constructionExecuted with modifications (especially to east and west sides)
Item 3 of 5c. 1861  Proposals for redesign of gardens
Item 4 of 518711874ConstructionOctagonal layout and railed pathways
Item 5 of 51946  Layout redesigned


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 5James NisbetBuilderA1791 Drew designs for the facades of Charoltte Square that were rejected in favour of Adam's designs.
Item 2 of 5Robert AdamArchitectG1791 Designs drawn up. Executed with modifications, especially to east and west sides, 1792-1820.
Item 3 of 5Robert MathesonArchitect c. 1861 Proposals for redesign of gardens
Item 4 of 5John Armour (senior)Architect 18711874Octagonal layout and railed pathways
Item 5 of 5Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)Architect 1946 Layout redesigned


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Byrom, Connie2005The Edinburgh New Town Gardens: 'blessings as well as beauties' Birlinnp63-68 (for all work in Charlotte Square)
Item 2 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition