Basic Site Details

Name: Forfar Fever Hospital
Town, district or village: Whitehills, Forfar
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by Robert Morham. 34 entrants in total. Architect incorrectly given as T Martin Capper in Building News. Site of eight acres. Accommodation for 30 patients.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3County Council Fever Hospital  
Item 2 of 3Forfar Isolation Hospital  
Item 3 of 3Whitehills HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21899   
Item 2 of 211 October 1901 Opened 


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 7Alexander CullenArchitect 1899 Second premiated competition design
Item 2 of 7David McArthyArchitectA1899 Won competition, but T M Cappon awarded job
Item 3 of 7John WatsonArchitectA1899 Won competition, but T M Cappon awarded job
Item 4 of 7McArthy & WatsonArchitectural practiceA1899 Won competition, but T M Cappon awarded job
Item 5 of 7John Morrison MathersArchitectB1899 As assistant to T M Cappon on third premiated competition design, which was nevertheless awarded job
Item 6 of 7Thomas Martin CapponArchitectB1899 Third premiated competition design, but awarded job
Item 7 of 7William Gillespie LamondArchitectB1899 As assistant to T M Cappon on third premiated competition design, which was nevertheless awarded job


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Whitehills Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder17 June 1899LXXVI p594
Item 2 of 5Builder21 September 1901  p257 with descriptive note
Item 3 of 5Building News16 June 1899  p828 - competition result
Item 4 of 5Building News25 October 1901  p549
Item 5 of 5Dundee Advertiser4 October 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Morrison Mathers: L v8 no459 (microfilm reel 31)