Quarry sources for Edinburgh's buildings

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From: McMillan, A.A., Gillanders, R.J. and Fairhurst, J.A. 1999 Building stones of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Geological Society.

Edinburgh's buildings - location map (central Edinburgh inset)
Edinburgh's buildings - location map
Map number Building name and address Construction repair Completion

date

Quarry source
1 British Rail, Waverley extensions, North Bridge Construction 1895 Woodburn Sands
2 Balmoral (formerly North British) Hotel, east end of Princes Street Construction 1902 Prudham
Repairs 1991 Dunhouse
3 The Scott Monument, Princes Street Construction 1846 Binny
Indents 1975 Clashach
4 Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound Construction 1826 Cullalo
Craigleith
Binny
Additions 1836 Humbie (West Lothian)
4 Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Queen Victoria Statue Sculpture 1844 Binny
5 National Gallery, The Mound Construction 1859 Binny
6 Royal Scots Monument, West Princes Street Gardens Construction 1950 Doddington
7 Scottish/American War Memorial, Construction 1927 Ravelston No. 2
West Princes Street Gardens
8 St John's, Princes Street Construction 1818 Redhall
Indents Stainton
9 Edinburgh Castle and The Shrine(17th to 20th century) Construction 1616 St Cuthbert's
1619 Craigleith
1628 Maidencraig
1639 Craigmillar
Restoration 1978 Clashach
Hall of Honour, National War Memorial Construction 1927 Doddington
Swinton
10 Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre (formerly Castlehill School) Margins 1896 Corncockle
Rock face ashlar Hailes ('blue')
11 Tolbooth St John's Church, Lawnmarket Construction 1844 Binny
12 New College and Assembly Hall, Construction 1850 Binny
The Mound Hailes
Paving and steps Carmyllie
13 Bank of Scotland, The Mound Construction 1806 Binny
Paving Carmyllie
Indents 1986 Stainton
14 High Court of Justiciary, Bank Street Construction 1937 Darney
14 David Hume Statue, High Street Plinth 1997 Clashach
15 City Chambers, High Street Construction 1761 Craigleith
Additions Longannet
Construction 1904 Prudham
Cockburn Street extension Construction 1934 Darney
16 Cockburn Street Construction 1864 Bishopbriggs
17 Scotsman Offices, North Bridge Construction 1902 Prudham
1979 Woodburn
17 City Art Centre, Market Street Construction 1902 Prudham
1970 Woodburn
18 St Giles Cathedral (High Kirk), High Street Facing 1833 Cullalo
Interior 1911 Cullalo
Access to undercroft Interior access 1984 Lazonby
19 Mercat Cross, Parliament Square Restoration 1885 Hermand
20 Charles II Statue, Parliament Square Plinth 1835 Craigleith
21 Parliament House, High Street Freestone 1639 Burgh Muir
Ravelston
Rubble 1633 Society
Facade 1810 Craigleith
22 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge Construction 1955 Blaxter
23 Sheriff Court House, 27-29 Chambers Street Construction 1997 Catcastle
24 Central Library, George IV Bridge Construction 1890 Polmaise
25 Tron Kirk, High Street Construction 1647 Society
Craigleith
1787 Craigleith
Repairs 1976 Craigleith
Darney
Spire Construction 1828 Humbie (West Lothian)
26 Crown Office, Chambers Street (formerly Heriot-Watt University) Construction 1886 Prudham
27 Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street Indents 1986 Stainton
Figures Sculptures 1861 Doddington
West wing Construction 1889 Hermand
Extension to south Construction 1934 Cullalo
Lecture Theatre, Lothian Street Construction 1961 Blaxter
27 Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Cladding 1998 Clashach
28 Old College, The University of Edinburgh Construction 1827 Craigleith
Dome Construction 1879 Grange
29 West Port Church (no longer a church) Construction 1844 Hermand
30 Art College, Lauriston Place Construction 1910 Closeburn
Extension Construction 1972 Locharbriggs
31 Lauriston Place, ground floor Repairs 1981 Woodkirk
32 Vennel area, Bastion arid Flodden Wall Construction 16th century Burgh Muir
Ravelston
Hailes
33 George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place Construction 1700 Ravelston
Interior courtyard Rubble 1700 Craigleith
Additions Additions 1920 Craigmillar
Hawkhill Wood
34 Charity Workhouse, Forrest Hill (part only surviving) Construction 1743 City
35 Royal Infirmary, Lauriston Place Construction Hailes
Extensions Construction 1879 Cullalo
Jubilee Pavilion Construction 1897 Longannet
Simpson Maternity Pavilion Construction 1935 Corsehill
Blaxter
36 Medical School, Teviot Place Construction 1886 Polmaise
37 McEwan Hall, Teviot Place Construction 1897 Polmaise
Columns (2nd floor) Prudham
Corsehill
38 Surgeons Hall, Nicolson Street Construction 1832 Craigton
Cullalo
Humbie (West Lothian)
39 Royal Bank of Scotland, Nicolson Street Construction 1902 Corncockle
40 Nicolson Street, No. 82 Rubble work Late 18th century Salisbury (dolerite)
41 Nicolson Street Church (Civic Centre) Indents and repairs 1986 Stainton
42 Buccleuch and Greyfriars Free Church, West Crosscauseway Indents 1986 Stainton
43 George Square, west side: a few surviving buildings Construction 1775 Craigleith
Most of the surviving buildings (including no. 20) Coursed squared rubble Craigmillar with dolerite snecks
44 George Square Theatre Construction 1967 Wellfield
45 George Square, east side: surviving early buildings, Construction 1779 Craigleith
No. 60 (north-east corner of the square) Rubble Craigmillar with dolerite blocks
46 Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Summerhall Dressings 1916 Doddington
Rubble work Hailes
47 National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Causewayside Construction 1987 Newbigging
Phase II 1994 Newbigging
48 Sciennes Primary School, Sciennes Road Construction 1889 Hailes
49 Royal Sick Children's Hospital, Sciennes Road Construction 1892 Corsehill
50 Marchmont Crescent, No. 38 (tenement) Construction 1881 Clunevar
51 Arden Street area Construction 1911 Blaxter
Denwick
52 Warrender Park Crescent, Nos. 1-8 Construction 1881 Blair
53 Boroughmuir Secondary School, Viewforth Construction 1911 Hailes
Dressings Doddington
54 Methodist Central Hall, Tollcross Construction 1901 Doddington
55 Fat Sam's (formerly Central Meat Market), Construction 1890 Corncockle
West Fountainbridge
56 Fountainbridge Telephone Exchange, Gardners Crescent Construction 1952 Blaxter
57 Dairy Primary School, Dairy Road Construction 1877 Hailes
58 Lothian House, Lothian Road — including stone relief of canal barge Construction 1936 Blaxter
59 Film House, Lothian Road Construction 1831 Redhall
6o Capital House, Lothian Road Construction 1985 Woodkirk
61 Sheraton Hotel, Lothian Road (front only) Construction 1985 Wellfield
62 Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace Construction 1835 Cullalo
63 Saltire Court, Castle Terrace Construction 1991 Stainton
Gatelawbridge (Newton)
64 Usher Hall, Lothian Road Construction 1914 Darney
Leoch
65 Caledonian Hotel, West End Construction 1903 Corncockle
Locharbriggs
66 General Accident Assurance, Canning Lane, West End and 1-8 Atholl Crescent Construction 1985 Dunhouse
67 Coates Crescent Ashlar c. 1820 Hailes
68 Palmerston Place, east side Construction 188os Dalmeny
Nos. 15-21 Indents 1985 Dunhouse
Stancliffe
69 St Mary's Cathedral School Construction 1885 Hermand
69 St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place Construction 1917 Cullalo
Spire Construction 1917 Black Pasture
70 Palmerston Place Church, West Side Construction 1875 Polmaise
71 Coates Gardens Construction 1876 Dalmeny
72 Magdala Crescent Construction 1876 Dalmeny
73 Donaldson's School for the Deaf, West Coates Construction 1851 Binny
74 Drumsheugh Gardens, Nos. 42 and 43 Construction 1877 Polmaise
75 Randolph Crescent Construction 182os Redhall
76 Randolph Cliff tenement, northern corner Construction 1849 Craigleith
77 Dean Bridge Construction 1832 Craigleith
78 Dean Cemetery Wall Dressed work 1915 Woodburn
Rubble work Hailes
79 Hilton National Hotel, Belford Road Construction 1978 Woodkirk
81 Fettes College, East Fettes Avenue Construction 1870 Cullalo
82 St Stephen's Comely Bank Parish Church, 10 Comely Bank Road Construction 1901 Corsehill
Hailes
83 Cheyne Street, Nos. 15-19 Refacing 1984 Dunhouse
84 St Stephen's Church, St Vincent Street Construction 1828 Craigleith
85 The Edinburgh Academy, Henderson Row Construction 1824 Craigleith
Cullalo
Hailes
Redhall
86 First Church of Christ Scientist, Inverleith Terrace Construction 1911 Cullalo
87 Fettes Row, Nos. 30-31 Facing 1974 Clashach
88 Heriot Row Construction c. 1808 Redhall
No. 35 Repairs 1998 Stanton Moor
89 Merchant's Hall, 22 Hanover Street Construction 1866 Dullatur
1901 Prudham
90 West Register House — formerly St George's Church, Charlotte Square Construction 1814 Craigleith
91 Charlotte Square, north side Construction 1795 Craigleith
after 1805 Redhall
92 Freemasons' Hall — St Andrew Statue 96 George Street Above plinth 1912 Pasturehill
93 Royal Society of Edinburgh, 26 George Street (former Commercial Union Building) Construction 1909 Portland Stone (limestone)


94 Debenham's, 109-112 Princes Street Construction above street level 1884 Polmaise
94 Debenham's, Rose Street Construction 1884 Hermand
95 Marks and Spencer, 104 Princes Street Construction 1980 Dunhouse
96 Royal Overseas League, 100 Princes Street(formerly Windsor Hotel) Construction 188o Dalmeny
97 Princes Street, Nos. 91-93 Construction 1960 Heworthburn
98 Dolcis, 70 Princes Street Construction 1886 Corsehill
99 British Home Stores, 64 Princes Street Construction 1965 Wellfield
100 George Street, No. 68 Construction 1955 Blaxter
101 Bank of Scotland, 66 George Street Construction 1876 Dalmeny
102 George Street, Nos. 40-42 Construction 1984 Stainton
103 Dome Bar (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland), 14 George Street Construction 1847 Binny
104 George Street, No. 2 Construction 1966 Heworthburn
105 Jenner's, Princes Street Construction 1895 Cragg
Rose Street Construction 1890 Gatelawbridge
106 Bank of Scotland, 103 George Street Construction 1885 Hermand
107 George Street, No. 65 Construction 1908 Doddington
108 George Street, No. 45 Construction 1974 Darney
109 Trustee Savings Bank, George Street, Facing 1986 Dunmore (new)
Nos. 120-124 Paving in the entrance hall and atrium Ross of Mull (pink granite)
110 St Andrew's and St George's Church, George Street Ashlar 1784 Redhall
Columns Craigleith
111 Standard Life Assurance extension, Thistle Street Construction 1964 Blaxter
Entrance paving Spittal
112 Scottish Life Assurance Company, 2 North St David Street Construction 1962 Springwell
Entrance columns Wellfield
Norwegian Larvikite
113 Stock Exchange, North St David Street Construction 1970s Stainton
114 National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street Construction 1890 Corsehill
Moat
115 St Andrew Square oldest buildings, Nos. 21, 22, 26 Construction 1772 Bearford's Parks
116 St Andrew Square, No. 28 and North St David Construction 1899 Doddington
Street (west side) (formerly Scottish Equitable Assurance)
117 Melville Monument, St Andrew Square Construction 1823 Cullalo
118 Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princes Street Construction 1887 Cragg
119 C & A Store, 33-38 Princes Street Construction 1956 Woodkirk
120 South St Andrew Street, Nos. 10-18 Construction 1915 Blaxter
121 Bus Station (offices above entrance), No. 31 St Andrew Square Construction 1970 Prudham
122 Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly National Construction 1936 Darney
Bank of Scotland), No. 42 St Andrew Square Base Rubislaw (granite)
123 Bank of Scotland, No. 38 St Andrew Square Construction 1846 Binny
124 Royal Bank of Scotland, No. 36 St Andrew Square Construction 1774 Ravelston
125 South St Andrew Street, Nos. 11-13, Job Centre Construction Wellfield
126 South St Andrew Street, No. 7 Construction 1886 Cragg
127 New Register House, West Register Street, East End Construction 1863 Longannet
128 Register House, east end of Princes Street Craigleith
Construction Hailes
Gallery construction 1778 Craigleith
Paving 1789 Hailes
Construction 1820s Craigleith
Paving 1834 Carmyllie
Hailes
Construction  ? Binny
129 St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Broughton Street  ? repairs 1891 Purdovan
Repairs 1978 Woodkirk
130 St Paul's and St George's Episcopal Church, York Place Construction 1818 Redhall
131 Regent Bridge arch Construction 1815 Craigmillar
132 General Post Office (former), East End Construction 1866 Binny
1890 & 1909 Doddington
133 Trinity College Church, Chalmers Close (15th-16th century, rebuilt on present site 1872) Construction 1872 Bearford's Parks
134 Governor's House, Calton Gaol Construction 1817 Hermand
135 St Andrew's House, Calton Hill Construction 1939 Darney
136 Waterloo Place, columns Construction 1815 Craigleith
137 Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill Construction 1831 Humble
1997 (West Lothian)
Pillars  ?
138 City Observatory, Calton Hill Construction 1818 Craigleith
Additions 1895 Binny
138 City Observatory House, Calton Hill Dressings 1792 Craigleith
Rubble Local volcanic rock and sandstone
139 Nelson Monument, Calton Hill Construction 1816 Craigleith
140 National Monument, Calton Hill Construction 1829 Craigleith
141 Crown Office Buildings, Calton Hill (former Royal High School) Construction 1829 Craigleith
142 Burns' Monument, Calton Hill Construction 1830 Humbie (West Lothian)
Indents 1978 Darney
143 Canongate redevelopment, Nos. 202-254 Construction 1966 Clashach
144 Milton House School, Canongate Construction 1886 Corncockle
Hailes ('grey')
145 Scottish & Newcastle plc, in Holyrood Road Construction 1961 Blaxter
146 Holyrood Palace (mainly 16th century) Construction 16th century Barnbougle
Broughton
Craigleith
Cramond
Dumbiedykes
Granton
Leith Hill
Niddrie
Queensferry
Ravelston
St Cuthbert's
Stenhouse
1616 Craigmillar
Salisbury
Paving and steps 1983 Spittal
Wellfield
Fountain Construction 1859 Binny
147 Elsie Inglis Hospital, Spring Gardens Construction 1923 Cullalo
148 Broughton Street/Albany Street Office Development Construction 1983 Stainton
149 East Broughton Place Church Hall Dressings 1887 Corsehill
15o London Street School Construction 1887 Prudham
151 Mansfield Place Church (formerly Bellevue Reformed Baptist Church), East London Street Construction 1885 Plean
Woodburn
152 Apex House, Haddington Place/Annandale Street Construction 1975 Springwell
153 Brunswick House, Brunswick Street Construction 1975 Woodkirk
154 Broughton Primary School Construction 1897 Hailes
155 Buchanan Street Lane Construction Dunhouse
155 South Buchanan Street tenements Construction 1881 Auchinlea
156 National Gallery of Modern Art (formerly John Watson's School), Belford Road Construction 1825 Craigleith
157 King's Theatre, Tollcross Construction 1904 Closeburn
158 Meadows West Commemorative Pillars and Individual ashlar blocks 1886 Ballochmyle
Sundial, West Meadow Park, Melville Drive Binny
Cocklaw
Corncockle
Corsehill
Cragg
Dalmeny
Dunmore
Gatelawbridge
Gunnerton
Hailes
Hermand
Leoch
Moat
Myreton
Parkhead - (Woodburn)
Plean
Polmaise
Prudhain
Red hall
Whitsome - Newton
Woodburn
159 Free Church of Scotland College, Mound Place Construction 1863 Hailes ('blue')
160 Fire Station, Lauriston Place Construction 1901 Locharbriggs
161 Exchange Plaza, Lothian Road Construction 1997 Dunhouse
162 Standard Life, Lothian Road Construction 1997 Stainton
163 Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society Morrison Street Construction 1997 Clashach
164 International Conference Centre, Morrison Street Construction 1996 Stoke Hall
165 Frasers Department Store, Nos. 145-149 Princes Street Construction 1935 Heworthburn
166 Burtons, 30-31 Princes Street (formerly R W Forsyth) Construction 1907 Blaxter
167 Royal Crescent, Nos. 8-11 Restoration 1979 Springwell
168 Howe Street, No. 39 Mouldings 1982 Spynie
169 Great King Street, Nos. 83-89 Mouldings 1982 Spynie
170 St Bernards Crescent, No. la Indents 1982 Spynie
171 Leslie Place, No. 12 Indents 1982 Spynie
172 Queen Street, No. 8 Construction 1771 Craigleith
173 George Street, No. 10 Construction 1990 Catcastle
174 Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre, No. 85 George Street Construction 1990 Gatelawbridge (Newton)
175 George Street, No. 97 Restoration 1980 Clashach
Central portico and indents Stainton
176 Paton Building/York Place, Nos. 1-3 Restoration 1998 Clashach
177 John Lewis extension, Leith Walk Cladding Stainton
178 St Andrew Square, No. 9, upper elevations: Cladding 1962 Derbydene limestone
179 Norwich Union Insurance Group, Construction 1970 Prudham
No. 32 St Andrew Square
180 St Andrew Square, No. 35 Construction 1781 Craigleith
181 St Mary's Street, No. 32 Restoration 1983 Stanton Moor
182 Lady Glenorchy's Church, Roxburgh Place Construction 1913 Cullalo
183 Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel, High Street(formerly Scandic Crown Hotel) Rubble and dressed work 1990 Dunhouse
184 Moray House Teacher Training College, Holyrood Road Repairs 1970 Clashach
185 Chessels Court, Canongate Construction 1969 Clashach
186 Queen Street, Nos. 2-3 Construction Prudham
187 Abbotsford Bar, north side of Rose Street Construction 1902 Gatelawbridge
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