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Edinburgh, Blacket Avenue, Newington House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Blacket Avenue, Newington House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) University Of Edinburgh Halls Of Residence

Canmore ID 129890

Site Number NT27SE 2642

NGR NT 2685 7210

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/129890

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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

NMRS REFERENCE:

Edinburgh, Blacket Avenue, Newington House which was Category B Listed was demolished in June/July 1966. Information from Demolitions catalogue held in RCAHMS library.

EXTERNAL REFERENCE : Scottish Record Office:

Gate for Newington House.

Account and receipt from John Anderson, Leith.

Foundry.

Paid by James Gillespie (Graham) for Sir George Stewart.

1821

GD 121/Box 65/396

Gateway and Porter's Lodge at Newington House.

Payment of ?150.17. 4 noted in the State of Sir George Stewart's Accounts.

1821

GD 122/Box 64/395

Proposed building of a Porter's Lodge and Gateway at Newington House.

Estimate for Mason and Wright work (unsigned). It amounts to ?141.12. 0.

1821

GD 121/Box 65/396

Gate for Newington House.

Account and receipt from John Anderson, Leith Foundry.

Payment made by James Gillespie Graham, Architect, on behalf of Sir George Stewart.

1821

GD 121/Box 65/396

A Lodge for the West Entry to Newington House. Plan and elevation.

Unsigned. 1820

GD 121/Box 68/410

Building of the Porter's Lodge and Gateway of Newington House.

Receipts for mason, wright, slater and plumber work.

Mason : John Milne.

Wright : John Shennan.

Architect : James Gillespie (Graham).

1821-1822

GD 121/Box 65/396

Building of Porter's Lodge and Gateway at Newington House.

Receipts for Mason, Wright, Slater and Plumber work.

Mason : John Milne.

Wright : John Shennan.

Payments made by James Gillespie Graham, Architect, on behalf of Sir George Stewart.

1822

GD 121/Box 65/396

Repairs at Newington House.

Letter from Lady Stewart to Sir George Stewart.

She has completed all payments of accounts for the house except for the masons'.

She has brought away anything that would be useful at Murthly and not required at Newington.

Not dated.

GD 121/Box 103/vol xxvi

Sale of Newington House.

Letter from Lady Stewart to Sir George Stewart.

She hopes the Chief Baron will buy Newington House.

The sale would save buying anything more for Newington and a great deal could be sent to Murthly - perhaps as much as will save buying any more for the new Drawing room and much that will be of use in the Bed rooms of the New Wing.

Meantime Newington must be repaired.

1821

GD 121/Box 103/Vol xxvi/10 and 248

Division of the Garrets of Newington House.

Plan and Specification.

Design by Robert Williamson.

1809

GD 121/Box 68/410

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