West Register House, Charlotte Square Building, Photo, Scotland, Date, Image

West Register House Edinburgh : Architecture

National Records of Scotland: Historic Scottish Property on Charlotte Square – design by Robert Reid, Architect

West Register House

Location: Charlotte Square, New Town, central Edinburgh
Date: 1810-14
Architect: Robert Reid

West Register House Edinburgh West Register House
photos © Adrian Welch

Powerful building occupying former Church of St. George with strong vertical emphasis: a superb endpiece to George Street.

West Register House
photo © Adrian Welch

Address: 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DF

Phone: 0131 535 1400

No public access.

West Register House images copyright Adrian Welch – see Edinburgh Photos

The purpose of National Records of Scotland (NRS) is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland’s people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.

Our work underpins the fabric of Scottish society: telling the story of our nation.

Our Business
National Records of Scotland performs the registration and statistical functions of the Registrar General for Scotland and the archival functions of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland, including maintaining the archives as one of Scotland’s five National Collections.

We hold records spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries, touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life. We are the repository for the public and legal records of Scotland but we also have many local and private archives. We hold and make available one of the most varied collections of records in Britain.