Basic Site Details

Name: Forfar Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Forfar
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Lordburn HouseYesSince 1929 - may be a misspelling for Lordbury House
Item 2 of 2Lordbury HouseYesSince 1929 - may be a misspelling for Lordburn House

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218591860  
Item 2 of 29 September 1859  Plans dated


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 1David SmartArchitect 18591860 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, WymanMentions that Smart carried out additions
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Charter Room, Blair Castle ArchivesDrawings and Manuscripts Collection Drawings not signed, but addressed 5 George Street Perth (Smart's address once he had taken over the practice of William Macdonald Mackenzie who operated from this address).
Item 2 of 3Dundee City ArchivesDundee City Archives  
Item 3 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans SRO RHP 30858/1-23