Basic Site Details

Name: Royal High School
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 1School  

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418251829Build/construction 
Item 2 of 41958 ProposedProposals for science teaching rooms on the south side of Regent Road.
Item 3 of 44 August 1961 Proposedrelocation of school function to new 550,000 building, possibly at Barnton; plans in progress per Builder p230
Item 4 of 419771980Alteration/conversionAdaptation of school for Scottish Assembly

People

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 5Thomas HamiltonArchitectA18251829 
Item 2 of 5John Lamb PatersonArchitectC1958 Proposals for science teaching rooms on the south side of Regent Road, in conjunction with Robert Steedman, later of Morris & Steedman (1958).
Item 3 of 5Robert Russell SteedmanArchitectD1958 Proposals for science teaching rooms on the south side of Regent Road, in conjunction with John L Paterson
Item 4 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB19771980Adaptation of school for Scottish Assembly
Item 5 of 5William PritchardArchitectB19771980Project manager for PSA - adaptation of school for Scottish Assembly

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Donaldson, T L1860Handbook of specifications  p260
Item 3 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp440

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder4 August 1961  'Re-siting of Edinburgh School' p230

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Andrew P K WrightInformation via website Sent September 2015
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh City Architects plan storeEdinburgh City Architects plans Working drawings held in this department (Colvin)
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Town Council Minutes