New County Hall, Advocates Library Edinburgh Old Town photos, Historic Scottish architecture pictures

New County Hall – Scottish Advocates Library Building

Historic Old Town Building: New County Hall Edinburgh designed by William Henry Playfair in Scotland, UK.

post updated 4 November 2023

New County Hall and Advocates’ Library – building off Royal Mile:

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photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Advocates Library Architecture

Dates built: 1816-19

Scottish Enlightenment building: closely based on the Temple of Erychtheus, Acropolis, Athens. Suggested Link : Calton Hill

New County Hall, Advocates Library Edinburgh, Scotland New County Hall Edinburgh Scottish building based on the Temple of Erychtheus building based on the Temple of Erychtheus

The Advocates Library, founded in 1682, is the law library of the Faculty of Advocates, in Edinburgh. It served as the national deposit library of Scotland until 1925.

At this time the National Library of Scotland was created through an Act of Parliament. All the non-legal collections were transferred to the National Library.

Today, it alone of the Scottish libraries still holds the privilege of receiving a copy of every law book entered at Stationers’ Hall.

The library forms part of the complex that includes Parliament House, located on the Royal Mile.

The Library was formally opened in 1689. It was an initiative of George Mackenzie.

The present library building was designed by William Henry Playfair in 1830, and is a category A listed building.
source: wikipedia

Scottish Enlightenment building in the Old Town Historic Old Town Building Historic Old Town Building
William Henry Playfair building photographs © Adrian Welch

George IV Bridge Building Designs

George IV Bridge Property Designs – a recent architectural selection below:

Building opposite on George IV Bridge:

Hotel Missoni

Some important Scottish capital buildings close by in the Old Town, sited just off the Royal Mile (High Street):

Old Scottish Parliament

St Giles Cathedral

Parliament House

Edinburgh Court
Edinburgh Court
Edinburgh Court: Royal Mile building photo © Adrian Welch 2005
Edinburgh Court

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project
Greendykes net zero affordable housing
property image courtesy of EHDP
Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project

Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Property
Rowanbank Gardens Double Height Apartment interior
building image courtesy of Artisan Real Estate
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Housing

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