Basic Site Details

Name: Chalmers Hospital
Town, district or village: Banff
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Alexander Chalmers of Clunie left site and £70,000 for hospital.

Banff.—For one or more of the following departments of work, viz:—mason work, wrights' work, plumber work, slater work, plasterer work, required in the erection of Chalmers Hospital in Banff. Plans, etc, to 22nd April, on application to Mr. Edward Mortimer, solicitor in Banff, or at the office of Mr. W. L. Moffatt, architect, 4 Fettes-row, Edinburgh. Sealed tenders must be lodged with Mr. Mortimer by twelve noon of April 25. [Building News 5 April 1861 p297]

N.B. According to 'Buildings of Scotland' George Bennet Mitchell & Son seem to have been responsible for the whole nurses' home.

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 1Clunie StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518601864Build/constructionContracts advertised April 1861
Item 2 of 51866  Extension, including new and separate fever wards
Item 3 of 51931 Build/constructionNurses' home? - also glass porch at nurses home, boiler, and electric plant and other additions
Item 4 of 51952 AdditionMaternity block
Item 5 of 520082012Build/constructionNew hospital on site of nurses' home

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 5William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect 18601864 
Item 2 of 5George Angus MitchellArchitectB1930s Nurses' home? - also glass porch at nurses home, boiler, and electric plant and other additions
Item 3 of 5George Bennett MitchellArchitectB1930s Nurses' home? - also glass porch at nurses home, boiler, and electric plant and other additions
Item 4 of 5George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceB1930s Nurses' home? - also glass porch at nurses home, boiler, and electric plant and other additions
Item 5 of 5James WoodArchitectC1952 Maternity Block

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Chalmers, Alexander, Trustees ofFunded original building
Item 2 of 2Samson, David J of Cullen1901 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Banff Preservation and Heritage Society2012Banff Through Time Stroud: Amberley Publishingp72,73 Early photos showing lost cupolas.
Item 2 of 5McKean, Charles1990Banff and Buchan: an illustrated guide  p27
Item 3 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 4 of 5RSA1864   49
Item 5 of 5Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp63, 80, 84n

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen Press and Journal8 December 1964  Obituary of George Angus Mitchell
Item 2 of 6Architect and Building News1931July-Dec p20
Item 3 of 6Architect and Building News1935Jan-June p290
Item 4 of 6Architect and Building News1938Jan-June p162
Item 5 of 6Builder   Date unknown
Item 6 of 6Building News5 April 1861  p297 - contracts open

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell & Son Contract Book 9: 1929-1931 p205
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21978 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Bennett Mitchell: F no2909 (box 14)