Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Blind Asylum
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: C Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Muirburn Lodge  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Craigmillar ParkYes 
Item 2 of 2West Savile TerraceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71906  Proposed additions of two storeys, not carried out
Item 2 of 7c. 1930  Internal alterations
Item 3 of 71936  Rebuilding?
Item 4 of 719 June 1953 * AdditionPlans to be prepared for extensions, including new workshops
Item 5 of 7After 1965 Alterations and additions 
Item 6 of 71967 Build/constructionAlterations? New build?
Item 7 of 71973 Alterations and additions 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 19Charles LeadbetterArchitect, Engineer 1874  
Item 2 of 19Henry & MaclennanArchitectural practiceA1906 Proposed additions of two storeys, not carried out, but does appear to have done some extensions and reconstruction
Item 3 of 19James Macintyre HenryArchitectA1906 Proposed additions of two storeys, not carried out but does appear to have done some extensions and reconstruction
Item 4 of 19Thomas Forbes MaclennanArchitectA1906 Proposed additions of two storeys, not carried out but does appear to have done some extensions and reconstruction
Item 5 of 19John Fraser MatthewArchitectB1930 Internal alterations.
Item 6 of 19J Hill Dougal & CoArchitect, Builder 1936 Rebuilding?
Item 7 of 19Carr & MatthewArchitectural practiceC19 June 1953 * Additions
Item 8 of 19David CarrArchitectCc. 1954 Additions
Item 9 of 19John Fraser MatthewArchitectCc. 1954 Additions
Item 10 of 19W G Brown & CoArchitectural practiceG1965 Alterations
Item 11 of 19James William Forbes SinclairArchitectGAfter 1965 Alterations
Item 12 of 19Alexander Hall McLeanArchitectD1967 Alterations? New build?
Item 13 of 19Bernard Laurie Matthew D1967 Alterations? New build?
Item 14 of 19Hamish Haldane Haswell-SmithArchitectD1967 Alterations? New build?
Item 15 of 19Matthew, Smith & PartnersArchitectural practiceD1967 Alterations? New build?
Item 16 of 19Hamish Haldane Haswell-SmithArchitectE1973 Extensions to Muirburn Lodge
Item 17 of 19Haswell-Smith & PartnersArchitectural practiceE1973 Extensions to Muirburn Lodge
Item 18 of 19Ian C McPhersonArchitectE1973 Extensions to Muirburn Lodge
Item 19 of 19John Alexander Smith E1973 Extensions to Muirburn Lodge

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Royal Blind AsylumClient for various works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 2RSA1903   318

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jan-Jun p166
Item 2 of 3Builder25 April 1874XXXII  
Item 3 of 3Builder19 June 1953  p969

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Hamish Haswell-SmithInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent October 2010
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44443 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/136
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Forbes Maclennan: F no1981 (microfilm reel 16)