Basic Site Details

Name: Haddington District Asylum, ancillary building and North Lodge
Town, district or village: Haddington
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: All parts C Listed. Civic Trust Commendation for Peter Womersley work, 1968.

Haddington (N.B).—For the execution of the excavations, masons' and bricklayers' works, carpenters' and joiners' works, slaters', plasterers', and plumbers' work, in the erection of the Haddington District Lunatic Asylum. Plans, etc, with W L Moffat Esq, architect, 4, Fettes-row, Edinburgh, and Henry M Davidson, County-buildings, Haddington, to July 22, and tenders are to be lodged with Mr. Davidson, by 12 noon of July 24. [Building News 19 July 1861 p614}

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3County Lunatic AsylumYes 
Item 2 of 3Herdmandflat HospitalYes 
Item 3 of 3Herdmanflat HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Aberlady RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5c. 1859   
Item 2 of 5April 1860  Drawings dated
Item 3 of 5July 1861 Contracts advertised 
Item 4 of 51890  Additions
Item 5 of 519631965Tenders invitedPsychiatric admission unit. Womersley's Nomination Papers give date as 1962-64

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 8William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect c. 1859  
Item 2 of 8Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA1860 Produced working drawings with alternatives - in association with William Lambie Moffat
Item 3 of 8John Dick PeddieArchitectA1860 Produced working drawings with alternatives - in association with William Lambie Moffat
Item 4 of 8Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA1860 Produced working drawings with alternatives - in association with William Lambie Moffat
Item 5 of 8Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB1890 Additions
Item 6 of 8George WilsonArchitectB1890 Additions
Item 7 of 8Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB1890 Additions
Item 8 of 8Charles Peter Womersley (known as Peter Womersley)Architect 19631965Psychiatric admission unit

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 4Darragh, 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 232-4
vol 3, pp 99-102
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p602
Item 4 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Herdmandflat Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News19 July 1861  p614 - contracts
Item 2 of 2Building News8 September 1905   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48292Hospital
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48293Ancillary Building
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48294North Lodge
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection Drawings dated April 1860 DPM 1860/120
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/14/1