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Basic Site Details

Name: Drumsheugh Baths
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See http://www.victorianturkishbath.org/_6DIRECTORY/AtoZEstab/Clubs/Drum/DrumEng.htm

Initial cost £17,000. Cost of refurbishment after fire £6,000

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 25, Belford RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Old Queensferry Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 918821886  
Item 2 of 9267 December 1882 Opened 
Item 3 of 91883 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 91885 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 96 February 1892  Burnt
Item 6 of 96 February 1892 OpenedRe-opened after a fire
Item 7 of 91900  Rebuilding and addition
Item 8 of 91936  Alterations
Item 9 of 91979 Alterations and additions 


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 14(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectB18821886 
Item 2 of 14John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceB18821886 
Item 3 of 14John Burnet (senior)ArchitectB18821886 
Item 4 of 14(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectC1900 Rebuilding and addition
Item 5 of 14John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceC1900 Rebuilding and addition
Item 6 of 14David John ChisholmArchitectA1936 Alterations
Item 7 of 14Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonArchitectural practiceA1936 Alterations
Item 8 of 14George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectA1936 Alterations
Item 9 of 14William James Walker ToddArchitectA1936 Alterations
Item 10 of 14Bamber Gray & PartnersArchitectural practiceD1979 Alterations
Item 11 of 14Ernest William LovettArchitectD1979 Alterations
Item 12 of 14Gilbert Andre GrayArchitectD1979 Alterations
Item 13 of 14James Robertson LaidlawArchitectD1979 Alterations
Item 14 of 14John William FyfeArchitectural practiceD1979 Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1883   768 ('proposed Turkish and swimming baths')
Item 2 of 7Gordon, Ian and Inglis, Simon2009Great Lengths: the Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Great Britain English Heritagep90
Item 3 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1885, no 1966
Item 4 of 7Miles, Danby1995Moorish Style   
Item 5 of 7Shifrin, Malcolm http://www.victorianturkishbath.org  Accessed 2008
Item 6 of 7Shifrin, Malcolm2015Victorian Turkish Baths Historic Englandpp234-36 Early illustration of interior.
Item 7 of 7Sweetman, John1987The Oriental Obsession   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder12 May 1883XLIV  
Item 2 of 2The Times8 February 1892  p6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of James Robertson LaidlawInformation sent to Dictionary Sent March 2010
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register276215 Belford Road, Hawthornbank Lane, Drumsgeugh Baths
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/89


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