Basic Site Details

Name: Gogarburn House
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: See also separate entry for Gogarburn Home for Mental Defectives - new buildings on adjacent site to add to the accommodation provided by the converted Gogarburn House.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gogarburn Home for Mental Defectives From c.1924
Item 2 of 2Gogarburn HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61892  Boudoir added
Item 2 of 61896  Further additions
Item 3 of 6c. 1920  Purchased by Edinburgh Corporation for use as convalescent home for children
Item 4 of 61924  Used as home for female psychiatric patients
Item 5 of 61925  Stables converted for use as home for male psychiatric patients
Item 6 of 619691972Alterations and additionsWard improvement


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 7James JerdanArchitectA1892 Boudoir added
Item 2 of 7James JerdanArchitectB1896 Other additions
Item 3 of 7James P HoptonArchitectD19691972Ward imrpovement and occupational therapy unit
Item 4 of 7John Malcolm McIntosh (Mackintosh)ArchitectD19691972Ward imrpovement and occupational therapy unit
Item 5 of 7Robert Yule FergusArchitectD19691972Ward imrpovement and occupational therapy unit
Item 6 of 7Scott & McIntoshArchitectural practiceD19691972Ward imrpovement and occupational therapy unit
Item 7 of 7Walter Scott D19691972Ward imrpovement and occupational therapy unit


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mackie, Claud 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Gogarburn Home for Mental DefectivesSituated to the east of Gogarburn House (see separate entry) which had already been converted for use as a psychiatric hospital.

Cost: 400,000.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp589
Item 2 of 5RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 4 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Gogarburn Hospital
Item 5 of 5RSA1896   464

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27121 
Item 2 of 2Shona Adam, Granddaughter of John JerdanJames Jerdan & Son Office Ledger