Basic Site Details

Name: Mortonhall Crematorium
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 130B, Howdenhall Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31961Early 1967Build/constructionDesigned from 1961
Item 2 of 3May 1967 Design exhibitedPlans, elevations, six photos of completed building inside and out exhibited as part of Royal Academy exhibition.
Item 3 of 3Early 1967 Completion 


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 6(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA1964  
Item 2 of 6John 'Archie' DewarArchitectA1964 Job architect - with Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson
Item 3 of 6John Hardie GloverArchitectA1964  
Item 4 of 6Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA1964  
Item 5 of 6Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson A1964  
Item 6 of 6William Norman HunterArchitectA1964 Original project architect (he left Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson in this year)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Edwards, Brian1995Basil Spence 1907-1976  p78-79
Item 2 of 7Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp486
Item 3 of 7Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdpp38, 96, 98, 162
Item 4 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 6 of 7Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  pp938-41
Item 7 of 7Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p14, p38-41

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building5 May 1967  p94
Item 2 of 2Building2 June 1967  p98 [perspective]

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on William Norman Hunter's and 'Archie' Dewar's involvement.