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Edinburgh, Regent Road, Calton Jail

Jail (Period Unassigned), Prison (19-20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Regent Road, Calton Jail

Classification Jail (Period Unassigned), Prison (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Old Gaol; Bridewell; Edinburgh Prison; H.m.prison

Canmore ID 116652

Site Number NT27SE 245.02

NGR NT 2617 7401

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/116652

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

The jail was demolished c.1935. This site is now occupied by St Andrew's House see NT27SE 245.00.

INFORMATION FROM CATALOGUE SLIP

Architects

1791 - Robert Adam

1791 - John Baxter, designs not executed

James Wardrop, Glasgow - plan of new bridewell, not executed

1815 - Archibald Elliot

Thomas Brown - debtor's jail

1881 - W B Collinson - reconstruction

NMRS REFERENCE

National Archive of Scotland:

Opening a communication to the new Jail by building a bridge over the Low Calton Receipt for payment of proportion of 3rd assessment.

1821

GD/152/215/Bundle24/1

James Playfair wishes a design

1790

GD151/11/32

Lorimer Collection:

Proposed buildings for the site of Calton Jail.

/1: Insc: 'Proposed buildings for the Calton Jail Site. 3 designs for front elevations of classical buildings. Preliminary sketch. Pencil on tracing. n/s d: 3.7.1929

/2: Insc: 'Propsed buildings for Calton Jail site'. Block plan showing old buildings and old levels in pencil, and positions and plans of new buildings superimposed in red crayon. Scale 1/2":10' n/s n/d 3/7/1929

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

Edinburgh Room, Central Library, Edinburgh

Edinburgh. Bridewell. Design (unexecuted), 1791

(Edinburgh Evening Courant, Dec 1, 1791)

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