Mary Erskine’s School Edinburgh building architect, Ravelston Queensferry Road Location, Scotland, Date

Mary Erskine’s School Edinburgh

Ravelston school building design by William Kininmonth Architect

Address: Ravelston Dykes Road, Edinburgh

Date built: 1966

Architect: William Kininmonth – Rowand Anderson, Kininmonth & Paul

Phone: 0131 311 1000

Location: Ravelston, northwest Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Mary Erskine’s School

The Mary Erskine School, Stewart’s Melville College and The Mary Erskine and Stewart’s Melville Junior School are grouped together as Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools.

Mary Erskine School formerly known as Edinburgh Ladies’ College. The Merchant Maiden Hospital moved from the Old Town to Lauriston in 1818 and eventually became this school.

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The Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, 3 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3EZ, Scotland, United Kingdom

The school was founded as a hospital school for the daughters of Edinburgh burgesses in 1694 as the Merchant Maiden Hospital by Mary Erskine (a prominent Edinburgh banking businesswoman) and the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh in the first Merchants’ Hall in Cowgate, Edinburgh. In 1870, it was refounded by act of Parliament as a day school, renamed as the Edinburgh Educational Institution For Girls and had grown to 1,200 girl students.

In 1871 it moved its premises to Queen Street, Edinburgh and became familiarly known as Queen Street School. The school was renamed again as Edinburgh Ladies’ College in 1889, and to its present name, “The Mary Erskine School”, in 1944.

In 1966 the school moved to Ravelston, Edinburgh and in 1977 the Mary Erskine School merged with an all-boys independent secondary school Stewart’s Melville College which is located approximately one mile (2 km) from the MES campus and The Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools (ESMS) was formed.

Together MES and SMC have a co-educational Junior School which caters for pupils from three to 11 years old. Nursery to Primary 3 are housed on the Mary Erskine campus, with Primary 4 to 7 on the Stewart’s Melville campus. The combined sixth (final) form of both schools is coeducational.

Location: 3 Queensferry Road, west Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, UK

Ravelston Building Designs

Ravelston Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buildings near to Mary Erskine’s School:

65-67 Ravelston Dykes Road, west Edinburgh
Date built: 1963
Design: Morris and Steedman, Architects
A cluster of modern houses at the entrance to Mary Erskine’s School: Strong white Modernism, pure horizontal proportions

69-85 Ravelston Dykes Road, Old Ravelston House grounds, west Edinburgh
Date built: 1969
Design: Roland Wedgwood Associates
aka Tullyveolan houses

Ravelston Garden, Ravelston Dykes, west Edinburgh
Date built: 1935
Design: Neil & Hurd
Large Modern white blocks, more common in English towns & cities such as Eastbourne or Highgate in London, sitting boldly on the slopes, highly visible from the east

New Town Harvey Nichols

William Kinimonth building, Edinburgh: Scottish Provident Building

Mary Erskine’s School architect: William Kininmonth

Ravelston house : Lismhor, 11 Easter Belmont Rd – Kininmonth & Spence

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Royal High School
Royal High School
photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh New Town
photo © Adrian Welch

Dean Gallery
Dean Gallery
image © Adrian Welch

Calton Hill
Calton Hill
photograph © Adrian Welch

Old College
Old College
photo © Adrian Welch

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