Basic Site Details

Name: Banff District Asylum, Troup/Ladysbridge
Town, district or village: Banff
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Boyndie
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Original clerk of works, D Davidson, was dismissed for misconduct and replaced by Robert Mortimer of Brechin in 1863.

19,821 had been spent by 1871.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ladysbridge Hospital, Administration blockYesAlso Moor Newton block

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718631865Construction(?) 
Item 2 of 7c. 1863 Competition designs submitted 
Item 3 of 71864 Building dated 
Item 4 of 76 May 1865  Hospital opened
Item 5 of 71903 AdditionSeparate villa for male patients (Mayfield Villa)
Item 6 of 79 October 1953 * Alteration/conversionPlans to be prepared for 100,000 conversion scheme for '... new mental hospital'
Item 7 of 72003 Closed 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 8A & W ReidArchitectural practiceA18631865Won (invited) competition and carried out project
Item 2 of 8Alexander ReidArchitectA18631865Won (invited) competition and carried out project
Item 3 of 8William ReidArchitectA18631865Won (invited) competition and carried out project
Item 4 of 8James MatthewsArchitect c. 1863 Invited to submit competition designs; unsuccessful
Item 5 of 8William RamageArchitect c. 1863 Invited to submit competition designs; unsuccessful
Item 6 of 8James Brown NicolArchitectB1903 Separate villa for male patients (Mayfield Villa)
Item 7 of 8Kelly & NicolArchitectural practiceB1903 Separate villa for male patients (Mayfield Villa)
Item 8 of 8William KellyArchitectB1903 Separate villa for male patients (Mayfield Villa)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1North Eastern Hospital Board1953, conversion

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 1Woodpark Succursal AsylumSituated about a mile from Ladysbridge (for which, see separate entry).

Architect not known, but the style is that of A & W Reid.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
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 219-31, 248-9;
vol 3, pp 35-7
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp60, 113

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal7 January 1863   
Item 2 of 2Builder9 October 1953  p560-561

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Elgin Library, Local Heritage CentreWittets & Co Collection  DAW P271/4-21
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3238 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Brown Nicol: F no 2514 (box 7)