Basic Site Details

Name: Northern Hospital
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of original poorhouse building c. 2,384
Cost of 1905-07 extensions 8,000-9,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline PoorhouseYes 
Item 2 of 3Leys Park Nursing HomeYes 
Item 3 of 3Poorhouse probationary ward or 'The Lodge'Yes 

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 1Leys Park RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71843   
Item 2 of 719051907 Extended the original poorhouse building; extensions to kitchen and laundry block, extension to dormitories and dayrooms
Item 3 of 728 January 1905 Advertisement for tendersFor extensions - kitchewn and laundry block
Item 4 of 78 April 1905 Advertisement for tendersFor extensions
Item 5 of 727 May 1905 Advertisement for tendersFor extensions to dormitories and dayrooms
Item 6 of 71907 OpenedExtensions
Item 7 of 71960s Build/constructionUpgrading work


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 6Thomas Brown IIArchitect 1843 West wing
Item 2 of 6Andrew MuirheadArchitectA19051907Extended the original poorhouse building
Item 3 of 6Thomas RutherfordArchitectA19051908Extended the original poorhouse building - as chief assistant to Andrew Muirhead and after Muirhead's illness/death was in charge of the job
Item 4 of 6Bamber Hall & Partners A1960s Upgrading work
Item 5 of 6Bamber & HallArchitectural practiceC1960s Upgrading work
Item 6 of 6Douglas Haig BamberArchitectC1960s Upgrading work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Buckner Northern Hospital, Dunfermline  p64
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p190
Item 3 of 3New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  Volume IX, p872

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architects MagazineMarch 1907VII p85
Item 2 of 6Builder1905LXXXVIII p343
Item 3 of 6Builder1907XCII p167
Item 4 of 6Dunfermline Journal28 January 1905   
Item 5 of 6Dunfermline Journal8 April 1905   
Item 6 of 6Dunfermline Journal27 May 1905   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline Burgh OfficeDunfermline Dean of Guild Folder no 2338
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26029 
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26031Poorhouse probationary ward