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Sciennes Primary School Edinburgh

Historic Primary School building design by Wilson & Carfrae Architects in Lothian, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom.

post updated 22 February 2024

Sciennes School Edinburgh building
Sciennes Primary School Edinburgh building photo © Adrian Welch October 2006 with lumix camera

Sciennes School

Date built: 1889

Architects: Wilson & Carfrae

Location: Sciennes Road, Sciennes, south Edinburgh (just south of The Meadows)

More info on this south Edinburgh building online soon

Sciennes Primary School Building, south of the city centre
Sciennes Primary School Edinburgh building extension

Sciennes Building Designs

Contemporary Sciennes Property Designs – recent architectural selection for this area below:

Buildings close to Sciennes Primary School include:

Sick Kids Edinburgh

Sciennes house

Edinburgh Schools : Built Projects + Designs

Robert Wilson, Architect

Robert Wilson Architect

Robert Wilson (9 September 1834 – 1 July 1901) was architect for the Edinburgh Board of Education and responsible for a high percentage of the city’s schools. He is also noteworthy for involvement in several institutions aimed at improving the life of the poor and destitute in the city.

Some key building designs by this architect:

– Castlehill School
– Bruntsfield School
– Broughton Road Primary School
– Sciennes Primary School
– Free Breakfast Mission, Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh

He was the son of Patrick Wilson (architect) and Catherine Peddie. His mother died in 1843 when Robert was only eight.

A full list of his works, in chronological order:

Dean Village School (1874)
Cambridge Street School (1879)
North Canongate School, now the “Canongate Venture” (1879)
St Leonards School (1879)
Abbeyhill School (1880)
Clarebank School (1880)
Villa, 5 Tipperlinn Road (1881)
Marchmont Road School (1882)
North Merchiston School (1882)
Leith Baptist Church (1884)
Edinburgh Sabbath Free Breakfast Mission, Fishmarket Close (1885)
Granton School (1885)
South Bridge School, Infirmary Street (1885)
Edinburgh School Board Offices (1886)
Milton House School and janitor’s house, Canongate (1886)
Castlehill School (1887)
Heriot’s Trust School, St Bernard’s Crescent (1887)
London Street School (1887)
Torphichen Street School (1887)
Sciennes School (1889)
Reconstruction of Alnwickhill Industrial Home for Fallen Women (1890)
Colinton Cottage Homes (original block) (1891)
Bonaly School, Thorburn Road (now an old people’s home) (1891)
South Morningside School (1891)

John Alexander Carfrae, Architect

John Alexander Carfrae Architect

John Alexander Carfrae (1868–1947) was a Scottish architect of particular note in the field of innovative school design. He was considered one of the best architects of his generation, but his works were rather limited as he was constrained to the standard board school formats.

Born in Edinburgh the son of Thomas Carfrae, a civil engineer. He was the younger brother of George Somervil Carfae, also a civil engineer. The family lived at 9 Osborne Terrace in Edinburgh’s West End. He was educated at James Gillespie’s High School.

Some key building designs by this architect:

– Boroughmuir High School
– George Watsons War Memorial
– Tollcross School, Edinburgh
– Albion Road School, Edinburgh
– Broughton Primary School, McDonald Road Building

Scottish Capital Education Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital School and College Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Trinity Academy
Design: Holmes Miller Architects
Trinity Academy Edinburgh secondary school building

Potterrow Edinburgh
Potterrow Edinburgh near Sciennes School
Potterrow property picture © Keith Hunter
Potterrow Edinburgh

Napier University
Napier University
Napier University building picture from the architect
Napier University Buildings

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Haymarket Station
Haymarket Station
picture from the architect

Meadowbank Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium

Burtons Edinburgh
Burtons Edinburgh

Edinburgh House
Edinburgh House

New Town Harvey Nichols, Multrees Walk / St Andrew Square
New Town Harvey Nichols

The former Royal High School, south side of Calton Hill
Royal High School
building photo © Adrian Welch
Royal High School

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