Basic Site Details

Name: Old House of Glack and New House of Glack
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
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Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum AnnexeYes 
Item 2 of 4Daviot Asylum After conversion of Old and New Houses of Glack in 1889
Item 3 of 4House of Daviot  
Item 4 of 4Royal Cornhill Hospital AnnexeYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 8c. 1723  Old House of Glack built
Item 2 of 8Before 1868  Unspecified work
Item 3 of 81875 or 1876  New House of Glack built
Item 4 of 81889  Conversion of Old and New Houses of Glack into Daviot Asylum
Item 5 of 81899  Restoration of asylum
Item 6 of 81934 Build/constructionRear two-storey wing of Old House of Glack added
Item 7 of 81935  Addition of butterfly-plan male hospital block, hall chapel and occupational therapy; conversion of steading
Item 8 of 8c. 2000 RestorationRestoration of Old House of Glack as dwelling house

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 12Mackenzie & MatthewsArchitectural practiceA?Before 1854(?) Unspecified work by James Matthews - unclear whether in partnership with William Lawrie or with Alexander Marshall Mackenzie
Item 2 of 12James MatthewsArchitectABefore 1868 Unspecified work
Item 3 of 12Matthews & LawrieArchitectural practiceA?Before 1868(?) Unspecified work by James Matthews - unclear whether in partnership with William Lawrie or with Alexander Marshall Mackenzie
Item 4 of 12James MatthewsArchitectB1875 New House of Glack
Item 5 of 12Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectC1889 Conversion of Old and New Houses of Glack into Daviot Asylum
Item 6 of 12James MatthewsArchitectC1889 Conversion of Old and New Houses of Glack into Daviot Asylum. Old House became nurses' home.
Item 7 of 12Matthews & MackenzieArchitectural practiceC1889 Conversion of Old and New Houses of Glack into Daviot Asylum. Old House became nurses' home.
Item 8 of 12Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectD1899 Restoration
Item 9 of 12George Angus MitchellArchitectD1934c. 1935Addition of rear two-storey wing of Old House of Glack, male hospital, hall chapel and occupational therapy; conversion of steading
Item 10 of 12George Bennett MitchellArchitectD1934c. 1935Addition of rear two-storey wing of Old House of Glack, male hospital, hall chapel and occupational therapy; conversion of steading
Item 11 of 12George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceD1934c. 1935Addition of rear two-storey wing of Old House of Glack, male hospital, hall chapel and occupational therapy; conversion of steading
Item 12 of 12Leslie F HunterArchitectEc. 2000 Restoration of Old House of Glack as dwelling house

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Mackenzie, J, of GlackOriginal client for New House

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, WymanEntry for James Matthews
Item 2 of 6Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, pp 277-8;
vol 3, pp 27-9
Item 3 of 6Lippe, William1979The Scottish baronial house in Aberdeenshire of the Mackenzies and James Matthews The Robert Gordon University post graduate dissertation 
Item 4 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as House of Daviot
Item 5 of 6Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p108
Item 6 of 6Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp151-152

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2790Old House of Glack
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2792New House of Glack also later part of asylum
Item 3 of 3Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)