Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Castle, Argyle Tower and portcullis gate
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 3Castle  
Item 2 of 3Tower  
Item 3 of 3Gate  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31886 Journal referenceRestoration
Item 2 of 31887  Restoration - design exhibited
Item 3 of 31887  Design by War Office (architects?)


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 2Hippolyte Jean Blanc  1886 Restoration - design exhibited 1887
Item 2 of 2War Office Architects Department  1887  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp90-1
Item 2 of 2RSA1887   725

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect5 March 1886   
Item 2 of 2Builder10 September 1887LIII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48227Edinburgh Castle, Portcullis Gate and Argyle Tower
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Hippolyte Jean Blanc: F v13 p142 no844 (microfilm reel 11)