Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish National Albert Memorial
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 1Commemorative monument  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Albert Memorial Statue, Charlotte SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3  ProposedProposal to site statue in Chambers Street: watercolour by David Cousin and Sam Bough
Item 2 of 31862  Competition designs by Rhind and Peddie & Kinnear and probably Clarke & Bell (though not date as yet known for this).
Item 3 of 31873  Bryce prepared base


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 11David Rhind  1862 Competition entry
Item 2 of 11Charles George Hood Kinnear A1862 Competition design
Item 3 of 11John Dick Peddie A1862 Competition design
Item 4 of 11Peddie & Kinnear A1862 Competition design
Item 5 of 11David Cousin K1862 Proposal to site statue in Chambers Street- watercolour (by Cousin and Sam Bough)
Item 6 of 11Clarke & Bell Jc. 1862 Competition design
Item 7 of 11George Bell I Jc. 1862 Competition design
Item 8 of 11William Clarke Jc. 1862 Competition design
Item 9 of 11John Thomas Rochead  1862 or 1864 Competition design
Item 10 of 11John Starforth  1864 Competition design, exhibited at Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886
Item 11 of 11David Bryce  1873 base of statue


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Book of the Old Edinburgh Club The Diary of the Rev. D Aitkinvol XXXIIIBook of the Old Edinburgh Club 
Item 2 of 2Johnson, Jim and Rosenburg, Lou2010Renewing Old Edinburgh: the Enduring Legacy of Patrick Geddes Glendaruel: Argyll Publishingp41 Illustration of siting in Chambers Street

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder17 September 1870XXVIII  
Item 2 of 3Builder1 June 1872XXX  
Item 3 of 3Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce (design of base)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild two sheets dated 31 January 1873
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27840 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1860/129/1
Item 4 of 4State Library, New South WalesSketchbook and scrapbook of architectural plans and tracings Plate 150