Aberdeen City HER - NJ90NW1110 - HARLAW ACADEMY

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Primary ReferenceNJ90NW1110
NameHARLAW ACADEMY
NRHE Card No.NJ90NW714
NRHE Numlink 148164
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 20083
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Former female orphan asylum, depicted on the OS 1st edition map, later a Girls High School (as shown on the 2nd edition OS map) and used as the 1st Scottish General Hospital in World War I. Now Harlaw Academy. The central block was designed by Archibald Simpson 1837-40, for Mrs Emslie a widow who put aside £40,000 for the construction and endowment of a hospital for orphans and destitute girls. It was opened on 19th November 1840. There were additions to the south by WJ Smith and Kelly in 1892, and a south wing and links to the earlier (circa 1830) flanking pavilions by JAO Allan in 1902. There have since been further additions and alterations. During World War I the building of the then Girls High School was incorporated into the 1st Scottish General Hospital, one of four Territorial Force military hospitals established in WWI in Scotland The hospital provided beds for 34 officers and 1,385 other ranks.
Last Update23/04/2018
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerACU
Date of Compilation13/09/2017

Easting: 393016.92427731, Northing: 805714.446491126

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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
ORPHANAGES  A100
SCHOOLS  B100
HOSPITALSWORLD WAR I C100
GATEPIERS COPEDD100
WALLSBOUNDARYCOPEDE100