Basic Site Details

Name: Longmore Hospital for Incurables
Town, district or village: Newington
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: The hospital was extended in two main phases, an eastern wing in 1891 and a western wing in 1896-1899. The opening of the western wing was recorded in Building News, but not without inaccuracy -

The new wing of the Longmore Hospital for Incurables at Edinburgh was formally opened by the Duchess of Buccleugh on the 5th inst. It is the third * enlargement of the present building, erected in 1878, forms an eastern* (sic) wing, contains four large and four minor wards, and raises the accommodation from 70 to 100 beds. A new laundry, chapel, kitchen, and mortuary have also been added to the institution, the total cost of the present extension being 25,000. [Building News 13 January 1899 p78]

* This was the second main extension to the hospital, although Building News may have counted separately a minor western extension constucted during the first phase.

* Examination of the original drawings has confirmed that this notice should refer to the western wing

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic ScotlandYesHeadquarters of Historic Scotland (still known as Longmore House)
Item 2 of 3Longmore HouseYes 
Item 3 of 3Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables Formed by Longmore and Liberton Hospitals together

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Government office Headquarters of Historic Scotland

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Longmore House, Salisbury PlaceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1218781880 Original building
Item 2 of 12December 1878  Begun
Item 3 of 1210 December 1880  Hospital opened
Item 4 of 121891 AdditionDrawings dated for additions - showing new E wing with bay window to S, rear extension and small addition at W.
Item 5 of 121896 AdditionDrawings dated for large W addition (approximately matching earlier E addition), boiler house and laundry to rear
Item 6 of 121897 Alterations and additionsPlans dated - minor internal alterations
Item 7 of 125 January 1899 OpenedNew W wing opened
Item 8 of 121901 AdditionPlans dated - new building to E which included new shops, nurses' accomodation and belvidere with link to old E wing.
Item 9 of 121915  Alterations
Item 10 of 121923  Alterations
Item 11 of 1219251930Plans datedAlterations and additions, including boiler house, coal store and lavatory block
Item 12 of 121994 Alteration/conversion3-storey U-plan range added to form enclosed courtyard to rear. Conversion to offices.

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 27Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18781880 
Item 2 of 27John Dick PeddieArchitectA18781879 
Item 3 of 27John More Dick PeddieArchitectA18781880 
Item 4 of 27Peddie, Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceA18781879 
Item 5 of 27Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceA18791880 
Item 6 of 27Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectG1891 E wing with bay window to S elevation, rear extension and small addition at W. (HS list gives date as 1886-1891, though drawings dated 1891)
Item 7 of 27David Suttie McIlroyArchitectG1891 E wing with bay window to S elevation, rear extension and small addition at W. (HS list gives date as 1886-1891, though drawings dated 1891) - as assistant to Kinnear & Peddie
Item 8 of 27John More Dick PeddieArchitectG1891 E wing with bay window to S elevation, rear extension and small addition at W. (HS list gives date as 1886-1891, though drawings dated 1891)
Item 9 of 27Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceG1891 E wing with bay window to S elevation, rear extension and small addition at W. (HS list gives date as 1886-1891, though drawings dated 1891)
Item 10 of 27George Washington BrowneArchitectB18961899Large W addition (approximately matching earlier E addition), boiler house and laundry block to rear, chapel and mortuary block to W
Item 11 of 27John More Dick PeddieArchitectB18961899Large W addition (approximately matching earlier E addition), boiler house and laundry block to rear, chapel and mortuary block to W
Item 12 of 27Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceB18961899Large W addition (approximately matching earlier E addition), boiler house and laundry block to rear, chapel and mortuary block to W
Item 13 of 27George Washington BrowneArchitectH1896 Minor internal alterations
Item 14 of 27John More Dick PeddieArchitectH1896 Minor internal alterations
Item 15 of 27Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceH1896 Minor internal alterations
Item 16 of 27George Washington BrowneArchitectD1901 New building to E which included new shops, nurses' accomodation and belvidere with link to old E wing.
Item 17 of 27John More Dick PeddieArchitectD1901 New building to E which included new shops, nurses' accomodation and belvidere with link to old E wing.
Item 18 of 27Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceD1901 New building to E which included new shops, nurses' accomodation and belvidere with link to old E wing.
Item 19 of 27George Washington BrowneArchitectE1915 Alterations
Item 20 of 27James McLellan FairleyArchitectC1923 Alterations
Item 21 of 27Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceC1923 Alterations
Item 22 of 27Robert Stirling ReidArchitectC1923 Alterations
Item 23 of 27James McLellan FairleyArchitectF19251937Alterations and additions, including boiler house, coal store and lavatory block
Item 24 of 27Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceF19251937Alterations and additions, including boiler house, coal store and lavatory block
Item 25 of 27Robert Stirling ReidArchitectF19251937Alterations and additions, including boiler house, coal store and lavatory block
Item 26 of 27Frederic (Derry) James Alexander GilmourArchitectS1994 3-storey U-plan range added to form enclosed courtyard to rear. Conversion to offices.
Item 27 of 27J & F Johnston & Partners S1994 3-storey U-plan range added to form enclosed courtyard to rear. Conversion to offices.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Association for IncurablesJoint client
Item 2 of 2Longmore, J A, Trustees ofJoint client - donated 10,000

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 1Longmore Hospital Operating Theatre & X-Ray Unit, Salisbury Place 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Cant, M1990Sciennes and the Grange  pp180-184
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp636
Item 3 of 3RSA1879   973

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News13 January 1899  p78 - opening of new wing
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly2014 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Spring

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 8DMW ArchiveSmall, G P: The Leadbetters' Victorian Legacy, Unpublished paper, 21 September 1994  
Item 2 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30273 
Item 3 of 8Lothian Health Board/Edinburgh Univ, Spec Collns Lothian Health Board Archives Annual Reports
Item 4 of 8National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1920/75/1-18 (161 drawings and 2 photographs. 11 drawings for the 1925-37 alterations)
Item 5 of 8National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1870/25/10
Item 6 of 8RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Suttie McIlroy: L v5 no305
Item 7 of 8Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore209321Boiler house and laundry block.
Item 8 of 8Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore74047Main reference for Longmore House.