Basic Site Details

Name: Longmore Hospital Operating Theatre & X-Ray Unit, Salisbury Place
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 16 June 1952 * Scheme acceptedWarrant granted to Secretary of State for Scotland to erect new operating theatre and X-ray Unit at Longmore Hospital, at cost of 45,000

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2Walter Alison & HutchisonArchitectural practice 1950 *1952New surgical unit/new operating theatre and x-ray unit
Item 2 of 2Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectA19501952New surgical unit/operating theatre and x-ray unit

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1Longmore Hospital for IncurablesThe hospital was extended in two main phases, an eastern wing in 1891 and a western wing in 1896-1899. The opening of the western wing was recorded in Building News, but not without inaccuracy -

The new wing of the Longmore Hospital for Incurables at Edinburgh was formally opened by the Duchess of Buccleugh on the 5th inst. It is the third * enlargement of the present building, erected in 1878, forms an eastern* (sic) wing, contains four large and four minor wards, and raises the accommodation from 70 to 100 beds. A new laundry, chapel, kitchen, and mortuary have also been added to the institution, the total cost of the present extension being 25,000. [Building News 13 January 1899 p78]

* This was the second main extension to the hospital, although Building News may have counted separately a minor western extension constucted during the first phase.

* Examination of the original drawings has confirmed that this notice should refer to the western wing


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder6 June 1952  p865

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6335 (stored under F4883, combined box 42); F no4883 (combined box 42)