Basic Site Details

Name: Conservative Club
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2DebenhamsYesextending through to the upper floors of Nos 109-110
Item 2 of 2The Conservative Club formed in the 1870s

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1112, Princes StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618791880 Design for reconstruction.
Item 2 of 618801884 New building
Item 3 of 61897  Alterations
Item 4 of 619271930 Further alterations
Item 5 of 61934  Alterations
Item 6 of 619781982Alteration/conversionRedevelopment


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 19(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson A18791882Design for reconstruction
Item 2 of 19George Washington Browne A18791882Design for reconstruction
Item 3 of 19(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson B18801884New building
Item 4 of 19George Mackie Watson B18801884New building - as assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 5 of 19Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman B18801884As apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 6 of 19Thomas Tolmie Paterson B18801884As apprentice to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 7 of 19Anderson & Browne B1881(?)1883 
Item 8 of 19Wardrop, Anderson & Browne B18831884 
Item 9 of 19Dunn & Findlay C1897 Alterations
Item 10 of 19James Bow Dunn C1897 Alterations.
Item 11 of 19James Leslie Findlay C1897 Alterations
Item 12 of 19James Bow Dunn D19271930Further alterations
Item 13 of 19David John Chisholm E1934 Alterations
Item 14 of 19J M Dick Peddie & Walker Todd E1934 Alterations
Item 15 of 19William James Walker Todd E1934 Alterations
Item 16 of 19Simpson & Brown E19781982Redevelopment
Item 17 of 19Andrew Stewart Brown F19781982Redevelopment
Item 18 of 19James Walter Thorburn Simpson F19781982Redevelopment
Item 19 of 19Ketley, Goold & Clark H19781981Designed the new store behind the facade, working with Simpson & Brown as consultants.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp312
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p595
Item 3 of 4McKinstry, Sam1991Rowand Anderson, the Premier Architect of Scotland Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press(1991) pp96-9
Item 4 of 4RSA1881   893 & 894 (Anderson)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect7 October 1882   
Item 2 of 4British Architect22 February 1884   
Item 3 of 4Builder20 March 1880XXXVIII  
Item 4 of 4BuilderLate 1916CXI p84

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29512 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/23/4 (Todd & Chisholm) and 1930/23/5 (R R Anderson work) and same reference for work by James B Dunn 1927-1930
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection EDD/798/1-6
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman: L v10 no586 (microfilm reel 32); George Mackie Watson: L v21 no1659