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Rosewell, Whitehill House

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • 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 type
    HOSPITAL (FIRST WORLD WAR), HOSPITAL
  • Parish
    CARRINGTON
  • Council
    MIDLOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 29640 62010
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.846145N, 3.125251W
  • Archeological notes
    N/A
  • Architectural 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 NMRS REFERENCE: Architect: William Burn 1839 EXTERNAL REFERENCE: 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.

Related material information

PRINT ROOM

  • 201466 (1/11/1839)
    Elevations and sections of kitchen and stable offices.
  • 201466 (11/1839)
    Ground plan of kitchen and stable offices "as altered".
  • 201466 (1/11/1839)
    Plan of sunk storey and stable offices "as altered".
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Plan and section of roof of main building.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Plan of bedroom floor timbers.
  • 201466 (2/8/1839)
    Sections and elevations of stables and kitchen offices.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Section through main building and interior elevation of kitchen court.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    W elevation and section through kitchen court, with inset.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Elevation to S.
  • 201466 (2/8/1839)
    Elevations to E and N.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Plan of attics.
  • 201466 (2/8/1839)
    Plan of bedroom floor (in 2 pieces).
  • 201466 (12/9/1839)
    Plan of principal floor (in 2 pieces).
  • 201466 (1839)
    Plan of foundations.
  • 201466 (1860)
    Whitehill House. General view, including newspaper cutting of Mr Ramsay's obituary and showing man and girl seated on bench. Titled in pencil 'Mr Ramsay, Whitehill'. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM.
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Historic photographic view of a horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House with coachman and gentleman in top hat. Titled in pencil 'Col. Learmonth. Whitehill'. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.53: THE MERRICK ALBUM.
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Historic photograhic view of a horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House, Rosewell. Titled in pencil 'Whitehill' and showing the same gentleman named in PA 53/19 as Col. Learmonth, with a lady and child. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM
  • 201466 (1860)
    Whitehill House. General view with figures. Titled in pencil 'Whitehill. Mr. Ramsay, Lady Louisa and the young ladies'. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM.
  • 201466 ()
    Whitehill House
  • 201466 (1853)
    Opposite page 51 engraving of Whitehill House. Insc.:'Whitehill House.'
  • 201466 ()
    Plan of sunk floor.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Heating plans. Plans and details of windows.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of structure, escape stair, suspended ceiling, floors and flexene cubicles.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of steel work in linking corridor, beams and columns.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Plans and details of foundations. Details of steelwork and columns.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of reinforced concrete in linking corridor and stairs.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of reinforced foundations.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of foundations, steelwork in linking corridor and external pre-cast concrete staircase.
  • 201466 (1962)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Sketch roof plans of main block and West wing. Sketch plans, elevations and details including interior elevation of kitchen.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Plan and sections showing alterations to existing property. Details including S window, entrance door, vestibule screen, stage and exterior paving. Schedule of electrical fittings.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Plan and elevation of vestibule between corridor and existing hall. Details including roller shutter, balustrade, proscenium with stairs and heaters, stairs, brickwork, kitchen and servery partition, floor hatch, vending machine, shower and entrance hall plaque.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details including structure, bedroom fittings, stage door, windows, sliding door, glazed screen, main entrance window cill, balustrade and door to artists' room.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of pre-cast concrete floors including heating, drainage and water annotations, linking corridor cladding and 1st floor slapping.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Details of linking corridor including sections and elevations of steelwork, base and capping plates. Details of concrete castings and damp proofing at NE gable.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Plans and sections through foundations. Layout plans for rainwater, soil and waste drainage. Section through stage and atists' room. Details of facia at artists' room.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Plans of S W and NE ends of first floor. Details including pre-cast cills, main and end stairs and steelwork.
  • 201466 (1964)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Plans of entrance hall, toilets, NE end of hall, artists' room, kitchen, stage, mainstair and classroom. Details of handrails at main staircase.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Plan of drainage layout. Plan, elevation and perspective sketch of display cabinet. Details including vestibule doors, handrail facia to main block and artists' room and balustrade.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Survey plan, sections and elevation of existing entrance. Internal elevations of hall and stage. Details of expansion joints, tank house and kitchen fittings.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Plans, sections, elevations, details and schedules of doors.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Plans, sections, elevations and details of corridor link. Plans, sections and details of junctions at high and low roof. Schedule of metal windows.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Plan, section and details of stage and artists' room. Plans and section of staircase no. 2. Section through assembly hall and main entrance. Details including column juctions, hall facade, corridor link between buildings and door tracks.
  • 201466 (1963)
    Roof and foundation plans for assembly hall and staff accommodation including details of under floor heating duct. Sections, elevations and details of main entrance. Section through main stair and corridor behind stage. Plans, section and details of end stair. Layout of sitsters' bed-sitting room.
  • 201466 (1962)
    Survey plan of basement for heating purposes. Plans, sections and elevations of assembly hall and staff accommodation showing details of tiling, floor finishes, ceiling finishes, heating, water and electrics.
  • 201466 (1962)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Sketch plans, sections and elevations of community hall including details of steel framework.
  • 201466 (1962)
    Assembly hall and staff accommodation. Survey plans. 1st and 2nd floor plans of existing building. Location and site plans showing levels and new hall.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1424081 (2/5/2014)
    Oblique aerial view of Whitehill House and Whitehill Golf Course, looking SE.
  • 1160607 (1860)
    View of a horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House, Rosewell.

  • 201466 (1860)
    PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM NO 53: THE MERRICK ALBUM Bottle green Morocco leather album, elaborately embossed with gold. Insc: (front cover) 'H I M ' The album seems to have been compiled by "H.I.M.", probably Hezekiah Merrick of Eskhill House at Roslin, related to John Merrick, founder, c.1800, of the Gunpowder Mills there. Included are views of the Merrick family and photographs which seem to have been taken for H. Merrick by JOHN THOMSON, custodian of Roslin Chapel and steward of the estate of the Earl of Roslin. This is evidenced by an inscription written in pencil below one of the photographs of Roslin Chapel which reads: "carved pillar was discovered during restoration. Only two upper courses were carved and Baxter carved remainder. I got Thomson to take this photo for me. H.M. I consider it the handsomest pillar in the chapel." [This is not the Apprentice Pillar.] Another photograph shows the chapel decorated for Christmas 1882. The Thomson photographs alternate with commercial photographs by G.W.Wilson, J. V. Valentine and others, frequently on the verso leaves. The album dates to c. 1860's, with a dated Thomson photograph of 1862 and various newspaper clippings of that decade.Photographs include one of the Gunpowder Mills with about 20 workers, one of the Cylinder there with 32 workers in 1863, and others showing Harecraigs, the bridge at Kirkettle and groups of people.There is a view of Eskhill with figures captioned in pencil as JM Eyres, Mrs HM Eyres, Miss M and D McGill and others show Rosebank with Miss Carrol, Mrs W, Lucy, Major and Miss Wedderburn with children in 1860; Whitehill with Col. Learmonth in a carriage, with a lady and child and, also at Whitehill Mr Ramsay, Lady Louisa and the young ladies. There is also a press cutting dated 27 June 1882 about the life and lineage of Mr Wardlaw-Ramsay, with a view of Cluny House, Aberchirder and two photographs of The Bush. There is also a photograph of a vessel capsized in a harbour with her name

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing general view from N with horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House (p. 19)
  • 201466 (1883)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of a historic photograph of Whitehill House showing general view from E, reproduced from 'The Castles and Mansions in the Lothians'.
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing general view from S with a man and a woman on a bench outside Whitehill House. (p. 48).
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing view from N with a horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House (p. 20)
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing general view from SE with a group of ladies standing outside Whitehill House (p. 49).
  • 407314 (12/8/1839)
    W elevation and section through kitchen court, with inset.
  • 407313 (1/11/1839)
    Elevations and sections of kitchen and stable offices.
  • 407312 (11/1839)
    Ground plan of kitchen and stable offices "as altered".
  • 407311 (1/11/1839)
    Plan of sunk storey and stable offices "as altered".
  • 407310 (12/8/1839)
    Plan and section of roof of main building.
  • 407308 (2/8/1839)
    Plan of bedroom floor timbers.
  • 407307 (2/8/1839)
    Sections and elevations of stables and kitchen offices.
  • 407306 (12/8/1839)
    Section through main building and interior elevation of kitchen court.
  • 407305 (12/8/1839)
    W elevation and section through kitchen court, with inset. Scan of MLD 80/8 flap down
  • 407304 (12/8/1839)
    Elevation to S.
  • 407303 (12/8/1839)
    Elevation to S.
  • 407302 (2/8/1839)
    Elevations to E and N.
  • 407301 (12/8/1839)
    Plan of attics.
  • 407300 (2/8/1839)
    Plan of bedroom floor (in 2 pieces).
  • 407299 (12/9/1839)
    Plan of principal floor (in 2 pieces).
  • 407298 ()
    Plan of sunk floor.
  • 407294 (1839)
    Plan of foundations.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 201466 ()
    View from E.
  • 201466 ()
    View from E.
  • 201466 (1/11/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing elevations and sections of kitchen and stable offices.
  • 201466 (11/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing ground plan of kitchen and stable offices "as altered".
  • 201466 (1/11/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of sunk storey and stable offices "as altered".
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan and section of roof of main building.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of bedroom floor timbers.
  • 201466 (2/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing sections and elevations of stables and kitchen offices.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing section through main building and interior elevation of kitchen court.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing W elevation and section through kitchen court (with flap down).
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing W elevation and section through kitchen court (with flap raised).
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing elevation to S.
  • 201466 (2/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing elevations to E and N.
  • 201466 (12/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of attics.
  • 201466 (2/8/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of bedroom floor.
  • 201466 (12/9/1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of principal floor.
  • 201466 ()
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of sunk floor.
  • 201466 (1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plan of foundations.
  • 201466 (1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing perspective view.
  • 201466 (1839)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing perspective view.
  • 201466 (1970)
    Detail of the porte-cochere.
  • 201466 (1970)
    Detail of the porte-cochere.
  • 201466 (1970)
    View of the porte-cochere from NW.
  • 201466 (1970)
    View from W.
  • 201466 (4/1964)
    View from NE.
  • 201466 (1883)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of a historic photograph of Whitehill House showing general view from E, reproduced from 'The Castles and Mansions in the Lothians'.
  • 201466 ()
    Rosewell, Whitehill House Photographic copy of drawing showing general view of Whitehill House from N, copied from 'Views in the Lothians'.
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing general view from S with a man and a woman on a bench outside Whitehill House. (p. 48).
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing general view from N with horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House (p. 19)
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing view from N with a horse and carriage outside the front of Whitehill House (p. 20)
  • 201466 (1860)
    Rosewell, Whitehill House. Copy of historic photograph showing general view from SE with a group of ladies standing outside Whitehill House (p. 49).
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of star and unicorn crest.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of urn finial.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of rainwater head.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of elaborate chimneys.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of entablature of porte-cochere.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of sculpture on gable above main entrance.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of sculpture on gable above main entrance.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of dormer windows and elaborate chimneys.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of bay window pediment.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of dormer window with strapwork pediment.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of oriel window with strapwork cresting.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of elaborate gable above main entrance with later statue of the Virgin.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of library multi-faceted bay window.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of marble fireplace in former library.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of main staircase stained glass window with heraldic shields.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of main staircase stained glass window with heraldic shields.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of main staircase from SE.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former family bedroom from N.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former boudoir from N showing original fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former drawing room from S showing sliding doors to library closed and original fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former library from N looking through the original sliding doors to the drawing room.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former library from N looking through the original sliding doors to the drawing room.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former dining room showing original black marble fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of entrance hall from E showing the granite fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of entrance hall from E showing the granite fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view of Hospital buildings at E corner from E.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of dormer window with strapwork pediment.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Detail of bay window cresting and crowstepped gable.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of dining room ceiling.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of carved overmantle heraldic shield of stair hall fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of coloured marble fireplace in boudoir.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of figured marble fireplace in billiard room.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. Detail of black marble fireplace in dining room.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former kitchen from W showing vaulted ceiling.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of spiral service stair.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of elaborate stone carved fireplace in stair hall with heraldic shield on overmantle.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former billiard room from W showing original fireplace and cupola.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former boudoir from N showing original fireplace.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Interior. View of former library from SW.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view of Hospital buildings at E corner from N.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view of Hospital buildings at E corner from S.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    View of Chapel from E.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    View of Chapel from E.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view of Hospital buidings and Chapel from SE.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Hospital buildings from SW showing ward blocks and original house.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Hospital buildings. General view from SW showing the ward blocks, chapel and original house.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    Hospital buildings. General view from SW showing the ward blocks, chapel and original house.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view of porte-cochere from N.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    View from S additions to SE elevation.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    View from NE showing garden elevation.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view from NW showing original house porte-cochere.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view from NE showing original house and approach.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    View from NNW showing original house entrance front
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    View from NNW showing original house entrance elevation.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view from N showing original house.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view from N showing original house.
  • 201466 (28/8/1997)
    General view from NNE showing original house and new buildings.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 131852-53
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Peebles-shire, Sheet III1856