Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

The Royal Infirmary


The Royal Infirmary  -   High School Yards

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Royal Infirmary

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The Royal Infirmary  -  High School Yards

Here is an engraving of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at High School Yards, between Infirmary Street and Drummond Street in Edinburgh Southside.

This was the second of the four sites that the hospital has occupied since it was founded in Robertson's Close in 1729.

Thank you to Andrew Paterson, Edinburgh, who wrote:

"This building was designed by William Adam (1689-1748).  It was built around 1738 and demolished in 1884.

Parts of the façade were bought by R A McFie of Dreghorn and reconstructed in Colinton in the 1880s  in:

-  The Covenanters' Monument in Redford Road, and

Drummond Scrolls (141 Redford Road).

Andrew Paterson,  Edinburgh:  February 22, 2009

The Covenanters Monument

The Edinburgh University School of Geoscience web site also mentions the photograph of the Covanenters Monument  and has a photograph of the monument.

This web site says that it was one of the ionic columns from the infirmary's colonnade that was used in 1885, the year after the hospital was demolished, to create the monument to the Covenanters (1666), outside Dreghorn Barracks in Redford Road.

This monument also commemorates:

-   The Romans

-   Cromwell, 1650

-   Charles Edward Stuart, 1745.


Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

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