Basic Site Details

Name: Mavisbank House
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1New Saughton Hall Asylum  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Psychiatric hospital  
Item 2 of 2Country House  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31722 or 17231727Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31860  Conversion of Mavisbank House to Asylum - addition of wings and internal alterations
Item 3 of 31990After 2013RestorationRestoration planned - for holiday letting with interpretation and public access.

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 8John Clerk (Sir)ArchitectE16961697Drawings for proposed house - not built.
Item 2 of 8William AdamArchitectA17231727 
Item 3 of 8John BaxterArchitectC17231727 
Item 4 of 8John Clerk (Sir) (2nd Baronet)ArchitectD17231727Designs with William Adam
Item 5 of 8William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect c. 1860 Conversion of Mavisbank House to Asylum - addition of wings and internal alterations
Item 6 of 8Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorB1991After 2013Restoration planned - for holiday letting with interpretation and public access.
Item 7 of 8James Walter Thorburn Simpson B1991After 2013Restoration planned - for holiday letting with interpretation and public access.
Item 8 of 8Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceB1991After 2013Restoration planned - for holiday letting with interpretation and public access.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Clerk, Sir JohnClient for William Adam building

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plates 46-47
Item 2 of 5Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 3 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 5Gifford, John1989William Adam Edinburghpp90-95
Item 5 of 5Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012