Basic Site Details

Name: Pilrig House
City or county: Edinburgh
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Status: A listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Mansion house  
Item 2 of 2Tower house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 130, Pilrig House Close  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5   Gifted to the city in 1941, though by 1955 Edinburgh Corporation Welfare Committee could find no use for the building (Edinburgh Today, 1955)
Item 2 of 51638 Build/constructionBuilt originally for Gilbert Kirkwood, subsequently owned by the Balfour family of Pilrig
Item 3 of 51828 Addition 
Item 4 of 51970 DamageFire c1970, interiors destroyed
Item 5 of 519841985RestorationRestoration of 3-storey and an attic L-Plan tower house to form six flats.

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 3William BurnArchitectB1828 Additions for James Balfour
Item 2 of 3Michael Laird & Partners A19841985Restoration of 3-storey and an attic L-Plan tower house to form six flats.
Item 3 of 3Roy Stewart MilneArchitectA19841985Restoration of 3-storey and an attic L-Plan tower house to form six flats. Architect in charge.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Balfour, JamesClient for 1828 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Balfour-Melville, Barbara1907The Balfours of Pilrig Edinburghp214
Item 2 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Today19551242 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, 2p6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Roy S MilneInformation sent to Dictionary Sent June 2015