Basic Site Details

Name: George Watson's Hospital
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Ths is William Adam's George Watson's Hospital now incorporated in the former Royal Infirmary designed by David Bryce - see separate entry.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517381741Build/construction 
Item 2 of 51820 AdditionDemolished 1870
Item 3 of 518571858 Extensive additions now incorporated into Royal Infirmary
Item 4 of 518701879ReconstructionRebuilding as part of Royal Infirmary
Item 5 of 519761977Alteration/conversionConversion of offices to medical photographic department.


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 5William AdamArchitectA17381741 
Item 2 of 5William BurnArchitectB1820 Additions - demolished 1870.
Item 3 of 5John LesselsArchitect 18571858Extensive additions (east classrooms, library, reading room, workshops, playroom, govenors apartments, dining hall, lodge, etc) now incoorporated in Royal Infirmary
Item 4 of 5David BryceArchitectC18701879Rebuilt as part of Royal Infirmary - see separate entry
Item 5 of 5Alexander Thomas Lawrie NisbetArchitect 19761977Conversion of offices to medical photographic department.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plate 151
Item 2 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p89
Item 3 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building ChronicleJune 1857II  
Item 2 of 3Building News1 October 1858   
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh Evening Courant12 October 1820   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30311 
Item 2 of 2National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMS. 17871ff17-22