Basic Site Details

Name: City and County Infirmary
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodge is B listed.

See separate entry for the new Perth Royal Infirmary (Perth New Infirmary).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4A K Bell LibraryYes 
Item 2 of 4County Offices and Library  
Item 3 of 4Perth Library  
Item 4 of 4Perth Royal Infirmary Prior to building of new infirmary in 1912-14

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 2Glasgow RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2York PlaceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718361838ConstructionCentre block and lodge
Item 2 of 71867  Resiting and reconstruction of Mackenzie's lodge in different form
Item 3 of 71891  Infectious diseases patients admitted into east and west wings
Item 4 of 71914  Taken over as Red Cross VAD Hospital after building of new hospital
Item 5 of 71931  Proposed demolition of Mackenzie building and new Perth County offices: not carried out.
Item 6 of 719341935 New operating theatre block and extensions to kitchen block
Item 7 of 719921994Build/constructionLarge block added

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 7William Macdonald MackenzieArchitect 18361838Centre block and lodge
Item 2 of 7David SmartArchitect 1867 Resiting and reconstruction of Mackenzie's lodge in different form
Item 3 of 7James MillerArchitectA1931 Proposed demolition of Mackenzie building and new Perth County offices: not carried out.
Item 4 of 7Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectA1931 Proposed demolition of Mackenzie building and new Perth County offices: not carried out.
Item 5 of 7G P K Young & SonArchitectural practiceB19341935New operating theatre block and extensions to kitchen block
Item 6 of 7Graham Conacher YoungArchitectB19341935New operating theatre block and extensions to kitchen block
Item 7 of 7Perth & Kinross District Council Architectural Department (later Perth & Kinross Council)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)G19921994Large block added

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp599
Item 2 of 4Haynes, Nick2000Perth and Kinross: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh: Rutland Pressp22
Item 3 of 4New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  vX p129
Item 4 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Perth Royal Infirmary (Former)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6DMW ArchiveJames Miller Typed List of Works by Audrey Sloan  
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39323Centre block only
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39324Lodge to former infirmary
Item 4 of 6Perth and Kinross District councilPerth and Kinross Plans Smart's plans (formerly housed there)
Item 5 of 6Perth Royal InfirmaryTayside Health Board Annual Reports 1838-1947  
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Graham Conacher Young: F no3698 (box 27); Kenneth Mathison Young: F no5104 (combined box 56)