Basic Site Details

Name: City Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Craiglockhart
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by David Bryce.

Closed down.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Craiglockhart Hospital  
Item 2 of 3Craiglockhart Poorhouse  
Item 3 of 3Greenlea Old People's Home  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Poor house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Craighouse RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81865 Competition design 
Item 2 of 818671869Construction 
Item 3 of 84 July 1867 Foundation stone 
Item 4 of 82 May 1870 Opened 
Item 5 of 81896  Alterations
Item 6 of 81912 AdditionExtension of bedroom accommodation for Parish Council
Item 7 of 8Before 1918  Upgrading of buildings
Item 8 of 81939  New additions

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 16James ThomsonArchitect, Engineer 1865(?) Second premiated competition design (£100 prize) -from address in Scotsman report this is James Thomson of 61 West Regent Street and west nile Street (not James Thomson of Baird & Thomson)
Item 2 of 16John Grahame PeatArchitect 1865 Fourth premiated competition design (£50 premium)
Item 3 of 16George BeattieArchitect, BuilderA18651869Won competition to secure job (£150 premium) - William Hamilton Beattie responsible
Item 4 of 16George Beattie & SonArchitectural practiceA18651869Won competition to secure job (£150 premium) - William Hamilton Beattie responsible
Item 5 of 16William Hamilton BeattieArchitectA18651869Won competition to secure job (£150 premium)
Item 6 of 16Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceB?1865(?) Second premiated competition design (£100 premium) - unclear whether James Thomson of Baird & Thomson or James Thomson of West Nile Street
Item 7 of 16James ThomsonArchitectB?1865(?) Second premiated competition design (£100 premium) - unclear whether this James Thomson or James Thomson of West Nile Street
Item 8 of 16Perkin & SonArchitectural practiceC1865 Third premiated competition design (£80 premium)
Item 9 of 16William Joshua Belton PerkinArchitectC1865 Third premiated competition design (£80 premium)
Item 10 of 16William PerkinArchitectC1865 Third premiated competition design (£80 premium)
Item 11 of 16Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectE1896 Alterations
Item 12 of 16George WilsonArchitectE1896 Alterations
Item 13 of 16Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceE1896 Alterations
Item 14 of 16Robert Macfarlane CameronArchitect 1912 Extension of bedroom accommodation
Item 15 of 16Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitect Before 1918 Upgrading of buildings
Item 16 of 16Ebenezer James MacRaeArchitect 1939 New additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Cant, Malcolm1998The District of Greenbank in Edinburgh Edinburgh: Malcolm Cant Publicationspp106-7
Item 2 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Craiglockhart Poorhouse

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect and Building News1939Jan-Jun p342
Item 2 of 6Builder14 October 1865XXIII p727
Item 3 of 6Builder13 July 1867XXV p508
Item 4 of 6Builder9 October 1869XXVII  
Item 5 of 6Building News8 November 1912  p672 - contracts open
Item 6 of 6RIBA Journal13 October 1934 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Joseph Marr Johnston

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 30842/1-55 and 30843/1-17
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/36/1