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Basic Site Details

Name: Gibson Hospital
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Tenders were opened on Friday for the erection of the Gibson Memorial Hospital at St. Andrew's, N.B. By the trust disposition and settlement, the amount to be expended in buildings and furnishings was restricted to 4,000 and it was found that the gross amount of tho estimates for the building was 3,200 leaving a margin of 800 for extras and furnishings. It was resolved forthwith to proceed with tho erection of the hospital. The architects are Messrs Hall and Henry. [Building News 16 September 1881 page 380]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gibson HouseYes 
Item 2 of 2Gibson Memorial 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 1Argyle StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318801882  
Item 2 of 31920s(?)  Electric lighting
Item 3 of 3Before 1981 Alterations and additions 


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 7David HenryArchitectA18801882 
Item 2 of 7Hall & HenryArchitectural practiceA18801882 
Item 3 of 7Jesse HallArchitectA18801882 
Item 4 of 7Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1920s(?) Electric lighting
Item 5 of 7James ScottArchitectB1920s(?) Electric lighting
Item 6 of 7Glen Lorimer PrideArchitectCBefore 1981 Alterations and additions?
Item 7 of 7Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceCBefore 1981 Alterations and additions?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Cant, Ronald Gordon1991St Andrews Architects Three decades of historical notes (Revised text), St AndrewsPart 11
Item 2 of 5Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)pp40 & 42
Item 3 of 5Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p385
Item 4 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp135
Item 5 of 5RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News16 September 1881XLI p 380

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40909 
Item 2 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 1734
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryPlans Collection Original drawings


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