Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Muirfield House
Town, district or village: Gullane
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Completed by July 1909, the home was built on the site of Muirfield House, the old mansion having been demolished and new buildings erected.

‘They consist of a two storey centre block for administration purposes with east and west dormitories connected by a glazed verandah which will be used as a covered playground. Each dormitory has twelve cots. On the ground floor of the administration building are located a large dining room, the nurses sitting room, the bedroom of the superintendent, and on the north side are the servants’ quarters, while the upper floor consists of a sitting room for the superintendent, and nurses bedrooms.’ [Builder 24 July 1909 p106]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Royal Scottish National Hospital, Muirfield HouseYes 
Item 2 of 2Sick Children's Convalescent Home  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119061909 Completed by July 1909


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 1(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19061909 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p228
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Muirfield House

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder24 July 1909  p106

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/42