Basic Site Details

Name: Astley Ainslie Hospital
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: The Scientific Block is C listed and sentry pavilions B listed

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Canaan House  
Item 2 of 2Canaan Park  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5c. 1845  Canaan Park built
Item 2 of 519211922 Mainly conversion and extension of Canaan Park and conversion of Cannan House as administrative offices
Item 3 of 51925  New ward blocks
Item 4 of 5c. 1928c. 1938 Further alterations and additions, including scientific block (1929)
Item 5 of 519531959AdditionAlterations and 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 13James Jerdan & SonArchitectural practiceC19211922Mainly conversion and extension of Canaan Park and conversion of Canaan House as administrative offices
Item 2 of 13John JerdanArchitectC19211922Mainly conversion and extension of Canaan Park and conversion of Canaan House as administrative offices
Item 3 of 13Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottArchitectural practiceA1925 New ward blocks
Item 4 of 13Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo JamiesonArchitectA1925 New ward blocks
Item 5 of 13James Alexander ArnottArchitectA1925 New ward blocks
Item 6 of 13Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottArchitectural practiceBc. 19281937Further alterations and additions, including scientific block (1929)
Item 7 of 13Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo JamiesonArchitectBc. 1928c. 1939Further alterations and additions, including scientific block (1929)
Item 8 of 13James Alexander ArnottArchitectBc. 1928c. 1939Further alterations and additions, including scientific block (1929) and sentry pavilions (1932)
Item 9 of 13Robert Charles Hutchison (sometimes misspelt Robert Charles Hutchinson)ArchitectB?c. 1928(?) Alterations and additions - probably involved, as assistant to Jamieson & Arnott
Item 10 of 13Carr & MatthewArchitectural practiceD19531959Alterations and additions
Item 11 of 13David CarrArchitectD19531959Alterations and additions
Item 12 of 13James Robertson LaidlawArchitectD1953Before 1955Alterations and additions - as apprentice with Carr & Matthew
Item 13 of 13Stuart Russell MatthewArchitectD19531959Alterations and additions

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Astley Ainslie Hospital, Lodges in Canaan LaneCHECK DATE OF OBIT
Item 2 of 4Astley Ainslie Hospital, Lodges in Grange LoanCHECK DATE OF OBIT
Item 3 of 4Astley Ainslie Hospital, Nurses' Home 
Item 4 of 4Astley Ainslie, children's wards and therapy unit 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp595-6
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p560
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1935Jan-Jun p53

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of James Robertson LaidlawInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46192 
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27317 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1920/6/1-46
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Charles Hutchison: A no4892 (combined box 42) ('hospitals' work while with Jamieson & Arnott)