Basic Site Details

Name: York Buildings
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1National Museum of Antiquities  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Shop  
Item 2 of 3Museum(?)  
Item 3 of 3Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Queen StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31801  Built as block of houses
Item 2 of 31878  Extension as stockbrokers' chambers over shops
Item 3 of 31919  Porch added and reconstruction


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 3Robert Reid RaeburnArchitect 1878 Extension of house block as stockbrokers' chambers over shops
Item 2 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB1919 Porch added and reconstruction - with Ryle as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 3 of 3Herbert RyleArchitectB1919 Porch added and reconstruction - as architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Boyd, John 


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 Ltdp318
Item 2 of 2Scottish Civic Trust1983Historic Buildings at Work: a guide to the historic buildings of Scotland used by Central Government Scottish Civic Trust/Property Services Agency, Department of the Environmentp123

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Ref G/301 (1924), G3321 (1977)
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43887Queen Street, 2 York Buildings