Basic Site Details

Name: Leith Public Health Hospital
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: The Northern General Hospital had been the Pilton Hospital for Infectious Diseases for the Port of Leith before Leith and Edinburgh amalgamated in 1922. It then became a Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Cost of ward upgrading 10,000 and of new annexes 5,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Northern General HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Pilton Hospital for Infectious Diseases  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41893  Designed
Item 2 of 4After 1957 Alterations and additionsUpgrading of three wards
Item 3 of 41967 Alterations and additionsWard upgrading and new teaching annexes
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 10James Simpson  1893  
Item 2 of 10Alistair Maclachlan Smith GAfter 1957 Upgrading of three wards
Item 3 of 10Francis ('Frank') Sibbald White GAfter 1957 Upgrading of three wards
Item 4 of 10Henry Wylie & Partners GAfter 1957 Upgrading of three wards
Item 5 of 10Henry Wylie (or Harry Wylie) GAfter 1957 Upgrading of three wards
Item 6 of 10John Malcolm McIntosh (Mackintosh) B1967 Ward upgrading and teaching annexes
Item 7 of 10Scott & McIntosh B1967 Ward upgrading and teaching annexes
Item 8 of 10Walter Scott B1967 Ward upgrading and teaching annexes
Item 9 of 10Peter Burnett Caird S1984 Fire precaution survey - partner in charge
Item 10 of 10Reiach & Hall S1984 Fire precaution survey

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Rheumatic Diseases Research ClinicOpened 25 April 1955


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp602

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder4 February 1893  p93 and p98
Item 2 of 2Builder25 February 1893  p155 - notes

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Peter B CairdInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2011
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers McIntosh: F no6382 (Combined Box 135); Henry Wylie: F no6138 (Combined Box 139)