Basic Site Details

Name: Livingstone Institute and Medical Missionary Society's premises
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 6Edinburgh Medical Mission  
Item 2 of 6Livingstone House  
Item 3 of 6Livingstone Memorial Hospital  
Item 4 of 6Livingstone Memorial Medical Mission  
Item 5 of 6Magdalen Chapel  
Item 6 of 6Protestant Istitute of Scotland  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 117-39, CowgateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31877  Original building
Item 2 of 319021903 Extension including Magdalen Chapel
Item 3 of 31982 RestorationRepairs and reconfiguration for offices.


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 9Robert Reid RaeburnArchitect 1877  
Item 2 of 9John Alexander McWilliamArchitectA19011903Extension, including Magdalen Chapel - as assistant to Thomas Purves Marwick
Item 3 of 9Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectA19011903Extension, including Magdalen Chapel
Item 4 of 9T P Marwick & SonArchitectural practiceB1939 Unspecified work
Item 5 of 9Thomas Craigie MarwickArchitectB1939 Unspecified work
Item 6 of 9Thomas Waller MarwickArchitectB1939 Unspecified work
Item 7 of 9Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorS1982 Repairs and reconfiguration for offices.
Item 8 of 9James Walter Thorburn Simpson S1982 Repairs and reconfiguration for offices.
Item 9 of 9Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceS1982 Repairs and reconfiguration for offices.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue EdinburghListed in 'Memoir of Deceased Scottish Architects with Portraits'
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp224
Item 3 of 3Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder8 February 1902LXXXII  

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 Raeburn's work
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28594 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD/756/1-19 (Dtaed 1901 and 1903)
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSIan G Lindsay Collection IGL/W718/1
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Alexander McWilliam: L v19 no1444