Basic Site Details

Name: Western General Hospital, Sisters' Quarters
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2After 1939Before 1945Alteration/conversionConverted to Medical School for Polish students
Item 2 of 21970s Alterations and additions 

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 5(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA1970s Alterations
Item 2 of 5John Hardie GloverArchitectA1970s Alterations
Item 3 of 5Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA1970s Alterations
Item 4 of 5Richard Ross Forbes CassidyArchitectA1970s Work on Paderewski Building and stores building?
Item 5 of 5Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson A1970s Alterations?

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 1St Cuthbert's Poorhouse1880 Extensions - Progress is being made with the work of providing accommodation for close upon 200 additional inmates at the St. Cuthbert's Poorhouse, Edinburgh, the walls of the wings which are to bo added being now above the level of the first floor. After various schemes for the enlargement of the building had been considered, one of those submitted by Messrs D. and J. Bryce, architects, was adopted and proceeded with. This mode of extension consists in the addition of a wing at either end in front of the edifice, the design and arrangement being, of course, in unison with the original design. The actual number of inmates for whom room will be made by the extension is 192, and the cost of the works contracted for is close upon 10,000. [Building News 23 July 1880 p110]

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Richard CassidyInformation given to Yvonne Hillyard April 2012