Basic Site Details

Name: Bruntsfield House
Town, district or village: Bruntsfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for the new buildings of James Gillespie's High School, of which this is now a part.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2James Gillespie`s High School for Girls, administrative and music teaching block  
Item 2 of 2James Gillespie`s High School, administrative and music teaching blockYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Tower houseYes 
Item 2 of 2School After conversion and additions, post-Second World War

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 157, Lauderdale Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7Late 1500s Build/construction 
Item 2 of 71605 AdditionExtension to east
Item 3 of 71700s Alterations and additions 
Item 4 of 71800s Alterations and additions 
Item 5 of 71935  Bought by City of Edinburgh Corporation
Item 6 of 71953 DamageAttics badly damaged by fire
Item 7 of 719631966Alteration/conversionAltered and incorporated into new James Gillespie's High School building, with linking corridor


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) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectD19601966Alterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School
Item 2 of 6Ian Charles GordonArchitectD19601966Alterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School
Item 3 of 6Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceD19601966Alterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School
Item 4 of 6Thomas Hynd DuncanArchitectD19601966Alterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School - assisted Ian Charles Gordon
Item 5 of 6William Gray LeslieArchitectD19601966Alterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School
Item 6 of 6Ian Mitchell DunsireArchitectDBefore 19631966Alterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30530 
Item 2 of 2Historic ScotlandClive Fenton, Research report for James Gillespie's High School for Girls, 2010