Basic Site Details

Name: Towerbank School
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Edinburgh Dean of Guild Court have passed plans of the new school to be erected by the Edinburgh School Board at Towerbank. Portobello. The building - a reconstruction on the same site as an existing school - will consist of three storeys, containing nineteen classrooms with accommodation for about 1,050children. Estimates have been accepted to the amount of 8,700. and the total cost including furnishings, will be 10,700. [Building News 22 February 1907 p269]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Towerbank School, Beach LaneYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21885  Original school
Item 2 of 21906  Addition


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 2James Macintyre HenryArchitect 1885 Original school
Item 2 of 2John Alexander CarfraeArchitect 1906 Addition. Carfrae as School Board architect


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh School Board 


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 Ltdp653
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News22 February 1907  p269