Basic Site Details

Name: Victoria Infirmary
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cottage Hospital  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 393, East King StreetYesAlternative name
Item 2 of 310, Granville StreetYesAddress of nurses' home
Item 3 of 393, King Street EastYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818931895Construction 
Item 2 of 812 March 1894  Plans dated
Item 3 of 810 September 1894  Mortuary - plans dated
Item 4 of 831 July 1899  Addition of sitting room and bedroom - plans dated
Item 5 of 829 September 1902  Operating theatre - plans dated
Item 6 of 81 October 1906  Gatehouse - plans dated
Item 7 of 812 March 1923  Addition of two wards - plans dated
Item 8 of 820 February 1939  Dwelling house for nursing staff and conversion of part of main building - plans dated


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 11William LeiperArchitectA18931895 
Item 2 of 11William LeiperArchitectB1899 Addition of sitting room and bedroom
Item 3 of 11Leiper & McNabArchitectural practiceC1902 Operating theatre
Item 4 of 11William LeiperArchitectC1902 Operating theatre
Item 5 of 11Leiper & McNabArchitectural practiceD1906 Gatehouse
Item 6 of 11William Hunter McNabArchitectD1906 Gatehouse
Item 7 of 11William LeiperArchitectD1906 Gatehouse
Item 8 of 11William Hunter McNabArchitect 1923 Additions
Item 9 of 11Andrew BalfourArchitectE1939 Dwelling house for nursing staff and conversion of part of main building
Item 10 of 11Balfour & StewartArchitectural practiceE1939 Dwelling house for nursing staff and conversion of part of main building
Item 11 of 11William Fraser Tytler StewartArchitectE1939 Dwelling house for nursing staff and conversion of part of main building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p278

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 October 1895LXIX p244

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild Box 1890-1894 (5/1894; 24/1894) and 1895-1899 (19/1899); 23/1902; 21/1906; 4/1923; 4/1939
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34803