Basic Site Details

Name: Beechmount House
Town, district or village: Murrayfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Beechmount Hospital  
Item 2 of 2Murrayfield Independent Hospital  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2House  
Item 2 of 2Hospital(?)  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1102, Corstorphine RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41900  House, lodge, stable and approach road
Item 2 of 419261928 Converted as auxiliary hospital for Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; later used as convalescent home for elderly patients
Item 3 of 41984 Alteration/conversionAdaptation of Beechwood House as part of Murrayfield Independent Hospital
Item 4 of 41984 SurveyFire precaution survey

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 8David McArthyArchitectA1900 House, lodge, stable and approach road
Item 2 of 8John WatsonArchitectA1900 House, lodge, stable and approach road
Item 3 of 8McArthy & WatsonArchitectural practiceA1900 House, lodge, stable and approach road
Item 4 of 8Peter Burnett CairdArchitectB1984 Fire precaution survey - partner in charge
Item 5 of 8Reiach & Hall B1984 Fire precaution survey
Item 6 of 8Adam Grant GordonArchitectC1984 Adaptation of Beechwood House as part of Murrayfield Independent Hospital
Item 7 of 8Gordon & LatimerArchitectural practiceC1984 Adaptation of Beechwood House as part of Murrayfield Independent Hospital
Item 8 of 8James Richard LatimerArchitectC1984 Adaptation of Beechwood House as part of Murrayfield Independent Hospital

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Anderson, George (Sir) 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp628
Item 2 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 4Turner, A Logan1979The Story of a Great HospitalSecond edition? p337
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914   Watson

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly1924no 9Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Watson's obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28589102 Corstorphine Road, Beechmont House, Including Coach House
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Album Acc No 1996/39
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David McArthy: L v19 no1431; John Watson: F v18 p51 no1199 (microfilm reel 12)