Basic Site Details

Name: Newcastle Building Society Premises
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sydney Smith lived at No.46.
These buildings form a group with Nos 30-60 (even nos) George Street as a significant surviving part of the original fabric of Edinburgh's New Town.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of Edinburgh 1955 'Edinburgh Today' noted that the University had purchased no 46 George Street for use as a music centre, including 8 practice studios, museum, gramophone and recording rooms

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 144-46 and 46A, George Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1775 *   
Item 2 of 31980 Build/constructionSubdivision retaining original features.
Item 3 of 319841985Alterations and additionsinstallation of shop

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 3George William ChirnsideArchitectA1980 Subdivision retaining original features.
Item 2 of 3Leslie D Morrison & Partners, Architects A1980 Subdivision retaining original features.
Item 3 of 3Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceB19841985installation of shop


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Newcastle Building Society 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p84
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp302
Item 3 of 3Youngson, A J1966The Making of Classical Edinburgh Edinburgh University Presspp91-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Today1955 42 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, 2p6