Basic Site Details

Name: (Old) Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Bryce's alterations were not executed. (This is the old infirmary; see separate entries for the new infirmary (designed by David Bryce, 1870 onwards) and associated buildings, which replaced this building.)

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hospital building  
Item 2 of 2School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Drummond StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Infirmary StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217381741 Original infirmary by William Adam (only one pavilion remaining)
Item 2 of 218481853 Major alterations and extensions planned


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 2Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceB18481849Major alterations and extensions planned
Item 2 of 2David BryceArchitectB18481853Major alterations and extensions planned


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Committee of Management of the Royal Informary 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Item 2 of 3Turner, A Logan1929The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Bicentenary Year   
Item 3 of 3Turner, A Logan1979The Story of a Great HospitalSecond edition?  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copy of perspective of proposed sceheme dated 1851.