Basic Site Details

Name: Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum, Elmhill House
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Built to accommodate private patients.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Royal Cornhill Hospital, Elmhill HouseYes 
Item 2 of 2Royal Lunatic Asylum, Elmhill House  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41855  Lodge
Item 2 of 418581862Plans drawn up 
Item 3 of 418621866Build/construction 
Item 4 of 41930s  Converted to nurses' home


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 1William RamageArchitect 18581866 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

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 1Aberdeen Lunatic AsylumLodge is C Listed (Westburn Road)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Darragh, 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 An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, pp 45-7;
vol 3, pp 25-6
Item 2 of 3Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Royal Cornhill Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal20 March 1860   
Item 2 of 2Illustrated London News10 January 1863   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Public LibraryInterim Report to the Managers of the Royal Infirmary and Lunatic Asylum, 17 Dec 1858  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19984