Basic Site Details

Name: West Fife Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost: £6,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Milesmark 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 1West Baldridge RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618921893  
Item 2 of 61910  Additional pavilions to west and north
Item 3 of 61912  Wood and iron measles pavilion
Item 4 of 61915  Observation block
Item 5 of 6Before 1967 AdditionExtension
Item 6 of 61973 Alterations and additionsWards upgraded


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 14Charles Stewart Still JohnstonArchitectA18921893Won competition to secure job - in collaboration with David B Burnie
Item 2 of 14David Beveridge BurnieArchitectA18921893Won competition to secure job - in collaboration with Charles Stewart Still Johnston
Item 3 of 14Ebeneezer SimpsonArchitect 1910 Additional pavilions to west and north
Item 4 of 14Speirs & Co (or Speirs Ltd)Architectural practice 1912 Possible architects for wood and iron measles pavilion
Item 5 of 14Robert Henderson MotionArchitect 1915 Observation block
Item 6 of 14(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectEBefore 1967 Extension
Item 7 of 14Frank SprosonArchitectEBefore 1967 Extension
Item 8 of 14Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceEBefore 1967 Extension
Item 9 of 14Bamber Gray & PartnersArchitectural practiceD1973 Wards upgraded
Item 10 of 14David Malcolm HallArchitectD1973 Wards upgraded
Item 11 of 14Douglas Haig BamberArchitectD1973 Wards upgraded
Item 12 of 14Ernest William LovettArchitectD1973 Wards upgraded
Item 13 of 14Gilbert Andre GrayArchitectD1973 Wards upgraded
Item 14 of 14James Robertson LaidlawArchitectD1973 Wards upgraded


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p190
Item 2 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 5Medical Officer for Health Annual Report 1890-1916   
Item 4 of 5Pike Edinburgh and the Lothians at the turn of the 20th century   
Item 5 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Milesmark Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architect18 November 1910LXXIV pp7-8
Item 2 of 9British Architect17 June 1892XXXVII p441
Item 3 of 9Builder18 June 1892LXII p480
Item 4 of 9Builder22 October 1915CIX p306
Item 5 of 9Builder16 April 1924CXXVI p628
Item 6 of 9Building News LXII p829
Item 7 of 9Building News18 November 1910  page xiv - contracts
Item 8 of 9Dunfermline Journal18 June 1892   
Item 9 of 9Dunfermline Journal12 November 1910   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers (Harry) Anthony Wheeler: F no5841 (combined box 103)