Basic Site Details

Name: Princess Margaret Rose Hospital (included clinical and nurses' training unit)
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Was B Listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic HospitalYes 

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 1Frogston Road WestYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 819291932ConstructionFirst two wards
Item 2 of 81932 OpenedThird ward
Item 3 of 81936  Fourth ward
Item 4 of 81952 ProposedProposal for 100,000 addition
Item 5 of 85 September 1952 * AdditionDean of Guild Court grants approval for two new hospital ward units and a service link unit, costing approximately 100,000 - to be two-storey, prefabricated construction, linked to main hospital by a corridor
Item 6 of 819601968AdditionAdditions - including Clinical Unit (1960-65), lecture theatre, prosthetic department. theatre block (1967), plant room, and nurses' recreation hall (1968).
Item 7 of 82002 DamageFire damage
Item 8 of 82003 Destruction/demolitionDemolition Proposed for the Morris and Steedman prosthetics clinic. Plans to redevelop the site with 103 luxury appartements and detached houses, designed by Malcolm Fraser for Bryant Homes.

* 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 7Ian Gordon Lindsay A19291930Designed nurses' home, as assistant to Fairlie; completed by Fairlie after he left
Item 2 of 7Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie A19291939 
Item 3 of 7Stewart Kaye & Walls  1952 *  
Item 4 of 7James Shepherd Morris B19601968Additions, including Clinical Unit, lecture theatre and prosthetic department
Item 5 of 7Morris & Steedman B19601968Additions, including Clinical Unit, lecture theatre and prosthetic department
Item 6 of 7Robert Russell Steedman B19601968Additions, including Clinical Unit, lecture theatre and prosthetic department
Item 7 of 7Malcolm Fraser A2003 Scheme designed for the redevelopment of the Prosthetics Clinic, to include 103 flats and detached houses. Unclear if carried out.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1South Regional Hospital Board1952 addition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp131
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp74, 568
Item 3 of 6Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p585
Item 4 of 6Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp42 (Nuttgens is not quite correct in referring to completion of nurses' home: this was designed by his assistant Ian G Lindsay under Fairlie's supervision and completed by Fairlie after Lindsay left)
Item 5 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 6 of 6RSA1934   582

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect and Building News1935Jul-Dec p110
Item 2 of 6Architectural ReviewAugust 1986CXL, 834 p92
Item 3 of 6Builder18 January 1952  p137
Item 4 of 6Builder5 September 1952  p349
Item 5 of 6Edinburgh Evening News15 May 2003  Heritage Groups Try to Stop Developer Demolishing Hispital Wing, by Brian Ferguson
Item 6 of 6Lancet20 March 1929   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30327