Basic Site Details

Name: Corstorphine Convalescent Home
Town, district or village: Corstorphine
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of original building: 12,000.
Cost of 1891-3 enlargement (bequeathed by James Nasmyth, engineer): 13,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Corstorphine HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Convalescent Home Alternative original name

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418641867Construction 
Item 2 of 4July 1865July 1866 Drawings
Item 3 of 418911893 Enlargement
Item 4 of 41984 SurveyFire precaution survey


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 9Charles George Hood Kinnear A18641867 
Item 2 of 9John Dick Peddie A18641867 
Item 3 of 9Peddie & Kinnear A18641867 
Item 4 of 9Charles George Hood Kinnear B18911893Enlargement
Item 5 of 9David Suttie McIlroy B1891 Enlargement - as assistant to Kinnear & peddie
Item 6 of 9John More Dick Peddie B18911893Enlargement
Item 7 of 9Kinnear & Peddie B18911893Enlargement
Item 8 of 9Peter Burnett Caird D1984 Fire precaution survey - partner in charge
Item 9 of 9Reiach & Hall D1984 Fire precaution survey


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Brown, William SetonFunder of original building
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 
Item 3 of 3Nasmyth, James - engineerBequeathed 13,000 enabling 1891-3 enlargement


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Corstorphine Hospital
Item 2 of 2Turner, A Logan1979The Story of a Great HospitalSecond edition? p175

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1 April 1866XXIV  
Item 2 of 2Building News6 April 1866   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52367 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1860/10/3
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Suttie McIlroy: L v5 no305