Basic Site Details

Name: Craighouse
Town, district or village: Craiglockhart
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: With Old Craighouse (see separate entry), now forms the Thomas Clouston Clinic for Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Sydney Mitchell based his work on sketch designs by Dr Clouston, the physician.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 7Bevan House One of buildings on site
Item 2 of 7Craig House Asylum  
Item 3 of 7New Craig House Asylum  
Item 4 of 7New Craighouse Asylum  
Item 5 of 7Queen's Craig One of buildings on site
Item 6 of 7South Craig One of buildings on site
Item 7 of 7Thomas Clouston Clinic, Royal Edinburgh HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Craighouse RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Morningside DriveYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81880 Design exhibitedInterior decor by Thomas Hall
Item 2 of 818881894  
Item 3 of 86 January 1888  Sydney Mitchell appointed. Motion to hold competition voted down, secured a seconder only.
Item 4 of 821 August 1890 *  Commemorative stone
Item 5 of 818941928 Further work
Item 6 of 81897  Gate lodge (attributed to Peddie & Washington Browne by D C Mays; no documentary evidence of this is known)
Item 7 of 88 May 1959 Proposed'internal alterations to two wards. Separate trades contract. Eric W. Hall, ARIBA, Rock-hse., Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Heating and electrical installations apply to Ian Hunter & Ptnrs., consultants, 46 Palmerston-pl.' per Builder p870
Item 8 of 815 May 1959  'specialist floor contractors...applications to E. W. Hall...' per Builder p906

* 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 14Thomas HallInterior designer 1880 Decoration of dining room
Item 2 of 14John LownieArchitect, Builder 18881894Asylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House - as building contractor for Sydney Mitchell & Wilson
Item 3 of 14Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA18881894Asylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House
Item 4 of 14George WilsonArchitectA18881894Asylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House
Item 5 of 14Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceA18881894Asylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House
Item 6 of 14Charles Henry GreigArchitectAc. 1889c. 1893Asylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House - as apprentice/assistant to Sydney Mitchell & Wilson
Item 7 of 14John MurrayArchitect 18921894As assistant to Sydney Mitchell & Wilson - asylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House
Item 8 of 14George Washington BrowneArchitectB1897 Gate lodge (attributed to Peddie & Washington Browne by D C Mays; no documentary evidence of this is known)
Item 9 of 14John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1897 Gate lodge (attributed to Peddie & Washington Browne by D C Mays; no documentary evidence of this is known)
Item 10 of 14Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceB1897 Gate lodge (attributed to Peddie & Washington Browne by D C Mays; no documentary evidence of this is known)
Item 11 of 14Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottArchitectural practiceCAfter 1911 Took over from Sydney Mitchell & Wilson after 1911 (but may have been responsible for work before this)
Item 12 of 14Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo JamiesonArchitectCAfter 1911 Took over from Sydney Mitchell & Wilson after 1911 (but may have been responsible for work before this)
Item 13 of 14James Alexander ArnottArchitectCAfter 1911 Took over from Sydney Mitchell & Wilson after 1911 (but may have been responsible for work before this)
Item 14 of 14Eric Walker HallArchitect 8 May 1959 accepting tender applications per Builder p870; CHECK role

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Hospitals Board1959

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, pp 264-6, 291 (Bevan Villa), 364-5, 376
vol 3, pp 69-71
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp535
Item 3 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1880, no 1133
Item 4 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Thomas Clouston Clinic
Item 5 of 5RSA1890   439

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Architect6 January 1888   
Item 2 of 12British Architect1 November 1889   
Item 3 of 12Builder7 January 1888LIV p16
Item 4 of 12Builder15 June 1889LVI p442
Item 5 of 12Builder26 July 1890LIX  
Item 6 of 12Builder10 March 1894LXVI p203
Item 7 of 12Builder8 May 1959  p870
Item 8 of 12Builder15 May 1959  p906
Item 9 of 12Building News21 August 1890   
Item 10 of 12Building News16 November 1894   
Item 11 of 12Journal of Decorative ArtMarch 1892  Supplement p21-
Item 12 of 12Journal of Decorative ArtDecember 1894XIV p331-5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27736 
Item 2 of 4Lothian Health Board/Edinburgh Univ, Spec Collns …Lothian Health Board Archives Annual Reports of Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1880/17/1-14
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Charles Henry Greig: L v22 no1710; John Murray: L v10 no587 (microfilm reel 32)