Greenbank, Edinburgh

City Hospital Wards

now converted to housing

Littlejohn Road  -  Christmas Eve 2009

City Hospital Wards  -   now converted to housing

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                             Photograph taken December 24, 2009

 

Enlarge this picture

   City Hospital Wards  -   now converted to housing

 

City Hospital Wards

Looking West

The City Hospital was built as an isolation hospital in 1896 to 1903.  It was constructed from red sandstone. 

The hospital was built at Greenbank Drive, to the south of Morningside.  It was well away from other houses, when built.

About a century later, it was converted to housing, and is now surrounded by new housing.  The hospital wards lie to the north of the new road, Rattray Grove.

I believe that this photo looks to the west towards one of the hospital blocks, the other side of which faced onto the western part of Littlejohn Road.

Looking East

Here is a view of the other side of the same building:

City Hospital Wards  -   now converted to housing

 

City Hospital

Greenbank Drive

Littlejohn Road

Rattray Grove

Rattray Loan

Around Edinburgh

 

 

__________________