Basic Site Details

Name: Montrose Asylum
Town, district or village: Hillside, Montrose
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for this building's predecessor.

Cost of Moffat's building: £27,513 7s 5d.

Competition held in 1886 for new hospital block; H Saxon Snell & Son as assessors.

Some plans at hospital.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Montrose Royal Asylum  
Item 2 of 3Montrose Royal Lunatic Asylum  
Item 3 of 3Sunnyside Royal HospitalYes 

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 2HillsideYes 
Item 2 of 2Montrose Asylum, SunnysideYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018551857  
Item 2 of 1018751876 Additions
Item 3 of 10August 1875  Proposed additions - dining hall, recreation room, enlargement of stores, extension of washhouse and laundry offices, new washhouse
Item 4 of 107 September 1875  Working plans prepared for additions and estimates to be obtained
Item 5 of 101879  Additions
Item 6 of 1018861888 Addition of new hospital block to south-west
Item 7 of 1010 October 1888 Foundation stoneFoundation stone of hospital block
Item 8 of 1026 April 1901 Contracts advertisedContracts advertised for new works
Item 9 of 101902  North Esk Villa added
Item 10 of 10c. 1930 Plans datedAlterations? - plans of central kitchen and sections of tunnel, plan showing layout of kitchen fittings, plan showing water pipes and hydrants.

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 16William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect 18551857Original building
Item 2 of 16James AitkenArchitectD18751876Additions - dining hall, recreation room, enlargement of stores, extension of washhouse and laundry offices, new washhouse
Item 3 of 16Moffatt & Aitken (or Moffat & Aitken)Architectural practiceD18751876Additions - dining hall, recreation room, enlargement of stores, extension of washhouse and laundry offices, new washhouse
Item 4 of 16William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)ArchitectD18751876Additions - dining hall, recreation room, enlargement of stores, extension of washhouse and laundry offices, new washhouse
Item 5 of 16(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitect 1879 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 16Alfred Walter Saxon SnellArchitectB1886 Consulted for selection of design in competition for new hospital block
Item 7 of 16Harry Saxon SnellArchitectB1886 Consulted for selection of design in competition for new hospital block
Item 8 of 16Henry Saxon SnellArchitectB1886 Consulted for selection of design in competition for new hospital block
Item 9 of 16Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectC18861888Addition of new hospital block to south-west - won in competition
Item 10 of 16George WilsonArchitectC18861888Addition of new hospital block to south-west - won in competition
Item 11 of 16H Saxon Snell & SonArchitectural practiceB1887 Consulted for selection of design in competition for new hospital block
Item 12 of 16Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceC18871888Addition of new hospital block to south-west - won in competition (begun before Wilson was taken into partnership)
Item 13 of 16Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectH1901 Additions
Item 14 of 16George WilsonArchitectH1901 Additions
Item 15 of 16Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceH1901 Additions
Item 16 of 16Andrew David HaxtonArchitect c. 1930 Alterations?

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 9Montrose Asylum, Angus HouseNurses' home. - try to clarify when this was built
Item 2 of 9Montrose Asylum, Carnegie HouseNew block for private patients.
Item 3 of 9Montrose Asylum, Carnegie LodgeSuperintendent's house. NB This seems to be quite different from Carnegie House
Item 4 of 9Montrose Asylum, Howden VillaIt is not clear whether this is the same villa noted in Building News pf 1904 -

A villa has been added to the Royal Lunatic Asylum at Montrose at a cost of £1,300 from plans by Mr. John Sim, architect, of that borough. [Building News 16 September 1904 p395]
Item 5 of 9Montrose Asylum, North Esk Villa 
Item 6 of 9Montrose Hospital, psychiatric unitCost £90,000
Item 7 of 9Montrose Royal Hospital, Therapy UnitCost £75,000
Item 8 of 9Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Boilerhouse and LaundryCost £80,000
Item 9 of 9Sunnyside Royal Hospital, nurses' homeCost of 1978 alterations £100,000.
Situated to S of main building.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Darragh, 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 1, p 78
vol 2, pp 251-2, 283 (farm), 291 (Howden and North Esk Villas), 368, 398 (bakery), 410 (recreation hall)
vol 3, pp 121-3
Item 2 of 7Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep522-3
Item 3 of 7Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 4 of 7Presly, A S1981A Sunnyside Chronicle Tayside Health Board 
Item 5 of 7Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Sunnyside Royal Hospital
Item 6 of 7RSA1887   711
Item 7 of 7www.dundee.ac.uk/museums/exhibitions/sunnydays www.dundee.ac.uk/museums/exhibitions/sunnydays   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect and Building News1931Jul-Dec p335
Item 2 of 6Architect and Building News1932Jan-Jun p240
Item 3 of 6Architect and Building News1936Jan-June p116
Item 4 of 6BuilderLate 1886LI p36
Item 5 of 6Building Chronicle1 July 1856II p80
Item 6 of 6Building News26 April 1901  p580

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 8Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17752 
Item 3 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52044Sydney Mitchell block to SW of main block
Item 4 of 8National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1920/11/25
Item 5 of 8National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1880/27/1-2
Item 6 of 8Perth Royal InfirmaryTayside Health Board Annual Reports 1838-1947  
Item 7 of 8RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Anderson Allan: F no4106
Item 8 of 8Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore107583