Drummond House

A distinctive Scots-Renaissance-Jacobean former school which was converted to private flats in 2003, Drummond House lies on the north side of Drummond Street in the Old Town of Edinburgh. B-listed since 1974, the building comprises a five-storey six-bay main block with stairs in wings to the east and west, which features entrances labelled 'boys' and 'girls'. Built in contrasting red and yellow sandstone, with tall chimney stacks and crow-stepped gables, with a small central octagonal bellcote tower, it was constructed as St. Patrick's Roman Catholic School for Edinburgh School Board in 1905 to the designs of John Alexander Carfrae (1868 - 1947).

Drummond House now comprises 44 private flats, with a car park in the former playground to the rear, which has to be accessed by an unusual enormous steel ramp from the street-level.

Adjacent is the Institute of Geography building of the University of Edinburgh.

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