List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Orphan Hospital
Orphan Hospital
Orphan's Hospital
James McCuthbertson
James Galbraith
Map of Edin [Edinburgh] & Leith
Map of Co. [County] 1847
[Situation] 15 chains SSW [South South West] of Dean Church.
A large building three stories [storeys] high ornamented with two open towers and a handsome Grecian portico in front. This building was erected in 1832 at a cost of £16000 According to the regulations orphan children from any part of Scotland are admitted The number of inmates at present are ninety five including girls & boys. A good plain education is given to both sexes. The girls are exercised in the domestic duties of the house to train them for servants.

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Parish of St Cuthberts

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This Name Book refers to Edinburgh 1851 - Sheet 27
OS large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 - Scale: 1:1056

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