Basic Site Details

Name: The Orphans' Hospital
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 317341735Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31812 AdditionAdditional buildings
Item 3 of 31845 Destruction/demolition 


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 AdamArchitectA17341735 
Item 2 of 2Robert ReidArchitectB1812 Additional buildings


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plates 139-140
Item 2 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening Courant9 January 1812   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 48488-90Contract drawings for Robert Reid additions