Basic Site Details

Name: Oldmill Poorhouse
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Includes Eday Road Viaduct (B listed), East and West lodges (B Listed), gatepiers and former probationary wards.

Total cost of Brown & Watt work: 120,000.

Now part of Woodend Hospital (see separate entry).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Old Mill Poorhouse Alternative spelling of original name
Item 2 of 4Oldmill Hospital After conversion to military hospital during World War I
Item 3 of 4Woodend HospitalYesNow part of Woodend Hospital
Item 4 of 4YMCA Hut After conversion in 1916-17

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 2Eday RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Forest RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319001907Construction 
Item 2 of 319161917 Conversion into YMCA Hut / military hospital
Item 3 of 31926  Taken over by Aberdeen Town Council as Wooden Municipal Hospital (see separate entry)

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 4Alexander BrownArchitectA19001907 
Item 2 of 4Brown & WattArchitectural practiceA19001907 
Item 3 of 4George WattArchitectA19001907 
Item 4 of 4George Bennett MitchellArchitect 19161917Conversion into YMCA Hut / military hospital

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Parish Council 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Oldmill Poorhouse, Nurses' HomeNow part of Woodend Hospital (see separate entry).

Total cost of all Brown & Watt work on site: 120,000.

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Woodend HospitalIncorporates the former Oldmill Poorhouse and Oldmill Poorhouse Nurses' Home (see separate entries).

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Pressp154
Item 2 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Woodend Hospital
Item 3 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp290
Item 4 of 4The Modern Building Record1914The Modern Building RecordVolume 5London: Wertheimer, Lea & Copp38-41

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Daily Journal22 November 1901   
Item 2 of 2Aberdeen Daily Journal30 March 1905   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 8Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM/1910/10/1
Item 2 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20827General block
Item 3 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20830Viaduct
Item 4 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20826Main building
Item 5 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20831Lodges
Item 6 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20829Westholme (original nurses' home)
Item 7 of 8National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBrown and Watt Scrapbook p118, 125, 129, 131, 136, 137
Item 8 of 8RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Watt: L v17 no1224