Basic Site Details

Name: Dunfermline Cottage Hospital
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Cost of 1893-4 work 4,500
Cost of 1903-04 work c.3,000 - 4,000


The upper floor of the cottage hospital at Dumfermline, built a few years since from designs by Mr Sydney Mitchell, of Edinburgh, was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon. Arrangements have already been made for rebuilding the edifice under the original architect's direction. [Building News 20 January 1899 p110]

Lauder Wing (1903) Initially described as large additions to the east and west wings at an estimated cost of 3,000. By 20 March 1903 the plans had been passed, the cost now stated at 4,000 approx.

Cost of Muirhead & Rutherford extensions (1928-31): 69,443
Cost of Muirhead & Rutherford additions (1932): 21,000.

It is unclear whether Dunfermline & West Fife Hospital and Dunfermline & West Fife Infectious Diseases Hospital are different hospitals. (Thomas Rutherford's LRIBA and FRIBA nomination papers mention them as though they are different.) Other information now confrims this.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dunfermline & West Fife HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Dunfermline General 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 4Abbey Park PlaceYesAddress for additions of 1906
Item 2 of 4Nethertown Broad StreetYes 
Item 3 of 4New RowYes 
Item 4 of 4Reid StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 19 April 1931ConstructionLarge new wing at rear of Priory House (built 1835) fronting New Row, including laundry block
Item 2 of 1918921894  
Item 3 of 1911 March 1893 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 4 of 1930 August 1894 Opened 
Item 5 of 1910 July 1897 Advertisement for tendersAdditions and alterations (Moray wing)
Item 6 of 19November 1898 OpenedAdditions and alterations (Moray wing)
Item 7 of 191899 RestorationPartial rebuilding after a fire
Item 8 of 1919031904 New wing (Lauder wing)
Item 9 of 199 November 1904 OpenedNew wing (Lauder wing)
Item 10 of 191906 Advertisement for tendersAdditions
Item 11 of 194 March 1911 Advertisement for tendersExtension of east wing
Item 12 of 1919281931 Large new wing at rear of Priory House (built 1835) fronting New Row
Item 13 of 1911 August 1928 Foundation stoneLarge new wing at rear of Priory House (built 1835) fronting New Row, including laundry block
Item 14 of 191932  Infectious diseases wing (fever hospital)
Item 15 of 1916 January 1953 * AdditionPlans to be prepared for new block of buildings (Casualty Block)
Item 16 of 1919551958Build/constructionCasualty Block
Item 17 of 1929 May 1959 Proposed'new fuel store' per Builder p978
Item 18 of 191960sEarly 1970sAdditionTwin theatres added and Gilles Maternity Wing (unclear if the theatres are in the maternity wing or quite separate). Also staff accommodation and upgrading work.
Item 19 of 19Early 1970s AdditionFlats for married doctirs and upgrading wards and nurses' quarters.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 24Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA18921894 
Item 2 of 24George WilsonArchitectA18921894 
Item 3 of 24Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceA18921894 
Item 4 of 24Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectE18971898Additions and alterations (Moray wing?)
Item 5 of 24George WilsonArchitectE18971898Additions and alterations (Moray wing?)
Item 6 of 24Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceE18971898Additions and alterations (Moray wing?)
Item 7 of 24Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB1904 New wing (Lauder wing)
Item 8 of 24Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB1904 New wing (Lauder wing)
Item 9 of 24Andrew MuirheadArchitect 1906 Additions
Item 10 of 24William RamageArchitect 1911 Extension of east wing
Item 11 of 24Alexander Anderson WatsonArchitectC19281931Large new wing at rear of Priory House (built 1835) fronting New Row - as principal assistant, working on plans
Item 12 of 24Muirhead & RutherfordArchitectural practiceC19281931Large new wing at rear of Priory House (built 1835) fronting New Row
Item 13 of 24Thomas RutherfordArchitectC19281931Large new wing at rear of Priory House (built 1835) fronting New Row
Item 14 of 24Alexander Anderson WatsonArchitectD1932 Infectious diseases wing (fever hospital) - as principal assistant, working on plans
Item 15 of 24Muirhead & RutherfordArchitectural practiceD1932 Infectious diseases wing (fever hospital)
Item 16 of 24Thomas RutherfordArchitectD1932 Infectious diseases wing (fever hospital)
Item 17 of 24John HoltArchitectE19551958Casualty Block - as Chief Architect of the SE Regional Hospital Board
Item 18 of 24South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)E1955 *1958Casualty Block. With John Holt as Chief Architects of SE Regional Hospital Board
Item 19 of 24John Fraser & SonArchitectural practice 29 May 1959 architect for new fuel store per Builder p978
Item 20 of 24Bamber & HallArchitectural practiceK1960sEarly 1970sTwin theatres added and Gilles Maternity Wing (unclear if the theatres are in the maternity wing or quite separate). Also staff accommodation and upgrading work.
Item 21 of 24David Malcolm HallArchitectK1960sEarly 1970sTwin theatres added and Gilles Maternity Wing (unclear if the theatres are in the maternity wing or quite separate). Also staff accommodation and upgrading work.
Item 22 of 24Douglas Haig BamberArchitectK1960sEarly 1970sTwin theatres added and Gilles Maternity Wing (unclear if the theatres are in the maternity wing or quite separate). Also staff accommodation and upgrading work.
Item 23 of 24John Fraser & SonArchitectural practiceGEarly 1970s Flats for married doctors and upgrading wards and nurses' quarters.
Item 24 of 24John Strachan FraserArchitectGEarly 1970s Flats for married doctors and upgrading wards and nurses' quarters.

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2South Eastern Hospital Board1953, new buildings
Item 2 of 2West Fife Hospital Board1970s additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Dunfermline Press & West Fife Advertiser1959Centenary of the Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser Dunfermlinepp81, 83, 87, 103
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p189
Item 3 of 6Reid, Alan and Kirk, William1934Royal Dunfermline 5th ed.p103
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 6 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Dunfermline & West Fife Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 15Architect18 November 1898LX Supplement p20
Item 2 of 15Architect13 February 1903LXIX Supplement p25
Item 3 of 15Architectural ReviewApril 1903XIII, no 77 pXXVI
Item 4 of 15British Architect6 March 1903  p181
Item 5 of 15British Architect20 March 1903  p218 - plans passed
Item 6 of 15Builder LXXV p490
Item 7 of 15Builder LXXXIV p368 and p233
Item 8 of 15Builder20 April 1928CXXXIV p708
Item 9 of 15Builder16 January 1953  p145
Item 10 of 15Builder29 May 1959  p978
Item 11 of 15Building News LXVII p339
Item 12 of 15Building News20 January 1899  p110 - partial re-building after fire
Item 13 of 15Dunfermline Journal10 July 1897   
Item 14 of 15Dunfermline Journal12 November 1898   
Item 15 of 15Dunfermline Journal28 April 1906   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Glenrothes HouseFife Health Board Annual Reports
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Rutherford: L no4001 (box 19) & F no3064 (box 16); Alexander Anderson Watson: L no5330 (combined box 71)