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Moray Place Edinburgh New Town Property

New Town House, southeast Scotland home renewal design by Richard Murphy Architects

post updated 5 November 2023

Dates built: 1996 & 2000

Design: Richard Murphy Architects

Location: Phase 2 of the New Town

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Moray Place, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh Moray Place, Edinburgh
Moray Place house photos from Richard Murphy Architects

Moray Place House

Flat Alterations for listed New Town house inserting gently-curving arched roof to conservatory with sliding beech-veneered shutters to either side and sliding doors out to the terrace overlooking the Water of Leith.

The kitchen is slightly raised and visually connected to the living space, but separated by a parapet wall. The barrel vault is expressed externally with steelwork and water chains.

Approximate build cost was £170k.

This contemporary house renewal won one of Scotland’s seven RIBA Awards in 2002.
The design was shortlisted for RIAS Scottish Building Award 2002

New Town of Edinburgh
aerial view from Richard Murphy Architects

Moray Place
Moray Place picture © Adrian Welch

The Earl of Moray’s Estate of Drumsheugh, comprising a mansion house, policies and parks, was bounded by what are now Randolph Cliff, the north side of Randolph Place, Randolph Lane, Glenfinlas Street, Saint Colme Street, the west side of Gloucester Lane, Doune Terrace, and by a mill lade along the south side of the Water of Leith. Drumsheugh House itself was on the south east side of what is now Randolph Crescent.

By 1822 the estate was surrounded on three sides by new buildings, and Lord Moray had decided to knock down the mansion house and to develop the whole area for housing. That summer he advertised a layout plan, produced by his architect James Gillespie (from 1825 known as James Gillespie Graham). This plan shows the proposed houses, their private gardens, the communal gardens and the streets, almost exactly as now built. The street names all have connections with the Moray family.


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Moray Place
picture © Adrian Welch

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Context – images below of north-east and north-west sections respectively:

Edinburgh New Town Moray Place
Moray Place property – images © Adrian Welch

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Belford Road housing
image © Adrian Welch
Belford Road Housing

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photo from architects studio
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picture from the architect practice
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