Basic Site Details

Name: Inverness Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Now used as office accommodation for the Health Board.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hilton HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Muirfield Institution and Hospital From before 1948

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Old Edinburgh RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218591861  
Item 2 of 26 October 1911 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations


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 7George RhindArchitect 1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 2 of 7James MatthewsArchitectA18591861Won in limited competition with Lawrie as assistant
Item 3 of 7William LawrieArchitectA18591861Won in limited competition (as assistant with James Matthews)
Item 4 of 7Alexander RossArchitectB1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 5 of 7Alexander RossArchitectC1911 Additions and alterations
Item 6 of 7Alexander Ross & SonArchitectural practiceC1911 Additions and alterations
Item 7 of 7John Alistair RossArchitectC1911 Additions and alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell PublishingJames Matthews appointed

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder2 April 1859XVII p241
Item 2 of 4Inverness Advertiser22 March 1859   
Item 3 of 4Inverness Advertiser23 August 1859   
Item 4 of 4Inverness Courier6 October 1911   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35338