Basic Site Details

Name: Arbroath Infirmary
Town, district or village: Arbroath
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Cost of 1968 work 40,000. Cost of 1978 work 100,000

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81843 or 1844  Original building
Item 2 of 819131916 Present infirmary building - reconstruction and extension of old buildings and new nurses' home
Item 3 of 8After 1925Before 1940 Extensions- 30 beds with accommodation for 26 nurses and maids
Item 4 of 8After 1945Before 1954 Reconstruction
Item 5 of 8November 1951 AdditionPart of a five year building programme by the Eastern regional Hospital of Scotland. New physiotherapy, outpatient and casualty department proposed at estimated cost of 35,000
Item 6 of 825 July 1958 Additionone of five contracts totalling 160,000 given to R. Pert & Sons per Builder p165
Item 7 of 819681969Alterations and additionsX-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing. Cost 40,000
Item 8 of 81978 AdditionWard Extension. Cost 100,000

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 28R Pert and Sons LimitedContractor   'to build an extension' per Builder p165
Item 2 of 28David SmithArchitect 1843 or 1844  
Item 3 of 28Hugh GavinArchitect 19131916Present infirmary building - reconstruction and extension of old buildings and new nurses' home
Item 4 of 28Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceAAfter 1925Before 1940Extensions - 30 beds with accommodation for 26 nurses and maids
Item 5 of 28Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectAAfter 1925Before 1940Extensions - 30 beds with accommodation for 26 nurses and maids
Item 6 of 28Thomas Walker ClarkArchitect, EngineerJ1931 Extension - to cost 15,000 - children's ward and nurses' accommodation. Resigned part way through the job.
Item 7 of 28James LochheadArchitectK1931 Took over job from Clark - children's ward and nurses' accommodation
Item 8 of 28James Russell BaxterArchitect After 1945Before 1954Reconstruction
Item 9 of 28Eastern Regional Hospital Board  1951 Responsible for new physiotherapy, outpatient and casualty department
Item 10 of 28(Professor) James PaulArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 11 of 28Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing. Cost 40,000
Item 12 of 28David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 13 of 28George Lindsay BruceArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 14 of 28Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 15 of 28John Stewart ClarkArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 16 of 28Peter MurchieArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 17 of 28Robert Reid BlackArchitectB19681969X-Ray Department, New Kitchen and Refurbishing.
Item 18 of 28Ian Geoffrey PlenderleathArchitectA1978 Ward Extension
Item 19 of 28(Professor) James PaulArchitectC1978 Ward Extension
Item 20 of 28Alexander Steele C1978 Ward Extension
Item 21 of 28Baxter Clark & PaulArchitectural practiceC1978 Ward Extension.
Item 22 of 28David William Baxter (junior)ArchitectC1978 Ward extension
Item 23 of 28George Lindsay BruceArchitectC1978 Ward Extension
Item 24 of 28John Stewart ClarkArchitectC1978 Ward Extension
Item 25 of 28Peter MurchieArchitectC1978 Ward Extension
Item 26 of 28Robert Reid BlackArchitectC1978 Ward Extension
Item 27 of 28Roy David Clark C1978 Ward Extension
Item 28 of 28Alexander John SmithArchitectA1979 Ward Extension

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 2Maternity ward and outpatient department, Arbroath Infirmary 
Item 2 of 2New buildingsestimated cost ₤80,000

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Arbroath Year Books Arbroath Year Books  Yearbook for 1916
Item 2 of 3Bristowe & Homes1866Hospitals of the United Kingdom   
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Bu3 July 1931  p4
Item 2 of 9Builder28 September 1844II p495 (plans and elevations and description)
Item 3 of 9Builder7 March 1896LXX  
Item 4 of 9Builder2 November 1951  p605
Item 5 of 9Builder25 July 1958  'Five Contracts for Scottish Firm' p165
Item 6 of 9Dundee Advertiser23 June 1843  also 16 June 1843 (for David Smith work)
Item 7 of 9Glasgow Herald21 January 1913   
Item 8 of 9Glasgow Herald15 February 1913   
Item 9 of 9Glasgow Herald13 March 1913   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Russell Baxter: A no5290 (stored under F5448, combined box 79)