Institution Information - Melville House

Town/Parish/County: Fisherrow, Inveresk, Midlothian

Alternative Names: [none]

Location Map: Click here to see a historic map showing the building (101-103 High Street, Fisherrow) where the institution was located.

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Locating Records for this institution

For people admitted to Scottish Mental Health institutions from 1 January 1858 a record usually survives in the ‘Notices of Admissions by the Superintendent of the Mental Institutions’ which are held by the National Records of Scotland. We are creating an index to these records and can assist you in searching the unindexed period. Search our index here or read more about the project here.

Records kept by this private institution do not seem to have survived, but it would seem that this institution was run by Alexander Chalmers, who formerly ran an asylum in a property in nearby Market Street, Fisherrow, in the mid-1850s (for more information, click here) and also an asylum in Campie Lane House, Fisherrow (for more information, click here). If you learn of anything concerning the survival or whereabouts of these records, please contact us.

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