Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Maternity and Simpson Memorial Hospital
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Notes: Superseded by Turnbull and Miller building (see separate entry). Cost of More Nisbett work 85

Alternative Names

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 179, Lauriston PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 525 April 1874 Foundation stone'About to be laid'
Item 2 of 518771879  
Item 3 of 5May 1879  Opened
Item 4 of 51900  Alterations
Item 5 of 5c. 1908(?)  Alterations


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 7David MacGibbon A18771879 
Item 2 of 7MacGibbon & Ross A18771879 
Item 3 of 7Thomas Ross A18771879 
Item 4 of 7George Washington Browne B1900 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 7John More Dick Peddie B1900 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 7Peddie & Washington Browne B1900 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 7Hamilton More Nisbett  c. 1908 * Alterations - date uncertain

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder25 April 1874XXXII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 13 December 1878
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44033 
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland ( Register of Archives NRA (S) 2408 (for More Nisbett work)
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/24/3
Item 5 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from D C Mays