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Edinburgh, 73 Belford Road, Dean Orphanage

Art Gallery (20th Century), Orphanage (19th Century), School (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 73 Belford Road, Dean Orphanage

Classification Art Gallery (20th Century), Orphanage (19th Century), School (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Dean Education Centre; Dean Gallery ; National Museum Of Modern Art

Canmore ID 87870

Site Number NT27SW 231

NGR NT 23653 73875

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

NT27SW 231 23653 73875

Architect: Thomas Hamilton 1831-33 - Lodge now demolished shown on Moffat's "heights & Levels map"



Small drawing by T Hamilton (D2639)


Building receipts. They cover the building of the West wrad of the orphan hospital, masons' wages, materials and carriage. (Leith fWynd).


GD 1/40/70

DICK PEDDIE & MACKAY, EDINBURGH - Attic 2, Bin 35, Bag 2

plans - n/d


Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh

Attic 2, Bin 11, Bag 1 Dick Peddie, MacKay & Jamieson 1947

Converted to art gallery by Terry Farrell and Company, 1996. Now HQ of National Galleries of Scotland, with display of the Keiller and Penrose collections, and home to works of Eduardo Paolozzi.

RIAS 2000


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.


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