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Rosewell, Whitehill House

Hospital (First World War), Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosewell, Whitehill House

Classification Hospital (First World War), Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St Joseph's Hospital; St Joseph's Institution; Daughters Of Charity Of St Vincent De Paul Hospital; Whitehill House Policies

Canmore ID 201466

Site Number NT26SE 93

NGR NT 29640 62010

NGR Description Centred NT 29640 62010

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Carrington
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

NT26SE 93.00 centred 29640 62010

See also:

NT26SE 80 NT 2963 6218 St Joseph's Hospital, Bridge

NT26SE 82 NT 2922 6329 St Joseph's Hospital, Gates and Gate-Lodge

NT26SE 93.01 NT 29925 61846 St Mary's Lodge

NT26SE 93.02 NT 29581 61995 Former stables block

NT26SE 93.03 NT 29642 61967 Chapel

NT26SE 93.04 NT 29610 61950 Hospital Wards

NT26SE 93.05 NT 29688 62004 Hospital Wards


Architect: William Burn 1839


Scottish Record Office:

GD152/53/4/27/2 & 3. Letter A Roos to Tyndall Bruce October 10 1843 'Had much to do at Whitehill in the way of garden with Mr Burn and Mr Ramsay. The grounds at Whitehill are not good'.

Whitehill. Account for glass supplied to Sir John Ramsay of Whitehill at Whitehill House.

It includes sums for new casements for the hall, for mending the room off the hall and the study for Sir John's own room, the stair, backstair, mid room, the next room, the bairns' room, the grieve's room, and the woman house. #22.18.0.

1690 GD 143/4/5/5

[? Whitehill] Account for lath and plasterwork and for supplying deals from William Clark, Wright, to Sir John Ramsay of Whitehill.

1697 GD 143/6/4/34

Building and repairing the house of Whitehill.

Extract Factory by John Ramsay of Whitehill appointing Thomas McGill, preacher of God's word, as factor during granter's absence from Scotland, to pursue various legal actions, to collect various rents and undertake other estate affairs, with advice of Mr James Ramsay, brother of granter, if he agrees to act with said Thomas to build and repair granter's house of Whythill......

20 June 1650 GD 143/Box 2/3/4

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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