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Basic Site Details

Name: Donaldson's Hospital
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Won by Playfair in a limited competition with Gillespie Graham and David Hamilton.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1 Yes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1IB, Wester Coates  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3After 1832  Elevation
Item 2 of 31846 Plans datedDetail drawings dated
Item 3 of 32004 * Alteration/conversionProposed conversion of to flats with new build housing in grounds, by Cala Homes.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2William Henry PlayfairArchitectA18421854 
Item 2 of 2William NotmanArchitectA18421844(?)Assisted Playfair. Detail drawings?

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Donaldson's Hospital, War Memorial 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Walker, David M1984The Donaldson's Hospital Competition and the Palace of Westminster27Architectural History 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Civil Engineer and Architects' Journal31 May 1851XIV pp306-07
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh News30 September 2004  Vision of old and new for Donaldsons, by Sam Halstead.
p6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic ScotlandHistoric Scotland records27971 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 9b, 48 (undated elevation-after 1832)

Images

© All rights reserved. From The Civil Engineer and Architect 

© All rights reserved. From The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, XIV, 31 May 1851, pp306-07

© All rights reserved. From The Civil Engineer and Architect 

© All rights reserved. From The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, XIV, 31 May 1851, pp306-07