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Edinburgh, Mound Place, New College And Assembly Hall

College (19th Century), Hall (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Mound Place, New College And Assembly Hall

Classification College (19th Century), Hall (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Castlehill; Free High Church And Theological College; Rainy Hall; Scottish Parliament

Canmore ID 52192

Site Number NT27SE 172

NGR NT 25459 73579

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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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

NT27SE 172 25459 73579

NT27SE 4725 25465 73601 Statue of John Knox

ARCHITECT: W H Playfair 1845-50

David Bryce 1858-9 - Assembly Hall

Kinnear & Peddie 1883-5 - adds & alts

Peddie & Washington Browne 1900-1901 - adds & alts

Sydney Mitchell & Wilson 1899-1900 -new hall (Rainy Hall) and classrooms


Aerial Photography (1993)

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.


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