Basic Site Details

Name: New Palace Hotel and shops below
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Reconstructed from existing houses to replace Old Palace Hotel when it was converted to the Liberal Club by Kinnear & Peddie.

Cost of J M Henry reconstruction: 13,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Castle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3114-115, Princes StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3113-117, Princes StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418 May 1867  Alterations to no 115, plans dated
Item 2 of 418881890 Reconstructed from existing houses
Item 3 of 41934  Alterations to shops at 113-117
Item 4 of 41991 Destruction/demolitionDestroyed by fire. Site redeveloped.


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 6John WatherstonArchitect, BuilderB1867 Alterations to no 115
Item 2 of 6John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersB1867 Alterations to no 115
Item 3 of 6James Macintyre HenryArchitect 18881890Reconstructed from existing houses
Item 4 of 6David John ChisholmArchitectA1934 Alterations to shops at 113-117
Item 5 of 6J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceA1934 Alterations to shops at 113-117
Item 6 of 6William James Walker ToddArchitectA1934 Alterations to shops at 113-117


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 Ltdp313
Item 2 of 2RSA1890   730

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening News6 May 1992   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/24/1
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD 702/1-2
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Macintyre Henry: F v14 p77 no895 (microfilm reel 11)