Basic Site Details

Name: Lochgilphead District Asylum for the Insane
Town, district or village: Lochgilphead
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Cost of original building (opened 1863): 41,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Argyll and Bute HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 5Argyll and Bute Lunatic Asylum  
Item 3 of 5Argyll and Bute Mental Hospital  
Item 4 of 5Argyll District Asylum Alternative original name
Item 5 of 5Argylle and Bute District Asylum From 1868

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Psychiatric hospital  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71859  Site bought
Item 2 of 718621863Build/construction 
Item 3 of 7June 1863 Opened 
Item 4 of 718791881AdditionWest House, East House and Firgrove (villa) added
Item 5 of 71886 Alterations and additionsAlterations to main block
Item 6 of 71954  New medical officer's house and conversion of byre into church (plans dated)
Item 7 of 7June 1960  New medical officer's house and conversion of byre into church (plans dated)

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10David CousinArchitect 18621863 
Item 2 of 10Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB18791881Addition of West House, East House and Firgrove (villa)
Item 3 of 10John More Dick PeddieArchitectB18791881Addition of West House, East House and Firgrove (villa)
Item 4 of 10Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB18791881Addition of West House, East House and Firgrove (villa)
Item 5 of 10John HoneymanArchitect 1886 Alterations to main block
Item 6 of 10Auldjo Jamieson & ArnottArchitectural practiceCAfter 1925Before 1939New blocks added
Item 7 of 10Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo JamiesonArchitectCAfter 1925Before 1939New blocks added
Item 8 of 10James Alexander ArnottArchitectCAfter 1925Before 1939New blocks added
Item 9 of 10Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectD19541960New medical officer's house and conversion of byre into church
Item 10 of 10Leslie Grahame-Thomson & AssociatesArchitectural practiceD19541960New medical officer's house and conversion of byre into church

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, pp 213-18;
vol 3, pp 30-31
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Argyll and Bute Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Scotsman4 September 1878   
Item 2 of 2University of Edinburgh JournalBetween 1929 and 1930vIII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 2 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 205d
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1870/67/6
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1950/17/1-25