Basic Site Details

Name: Seaforth Sanatorium, Maryburgh
Town, district or village: Dingwall
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Seaforth Sanitarium, Dingwall NB was opened on the 16th inst by Mrs Stewart MacKenzie of Seaforth. The buildings, designed by Messrs Ross and McBeth, architects, Inverness have been erected by Colonel and Mrs MacKenzie and have been endowed by them to the extent of 100,000, the sanatorium to be open for the free treatment of persons suffering the initiatory stages of consumption. The institution is ready for the reception of patients who can be admitted to the number of twenty-four at a time, but admission is to be deferred until the season becomes milder [British Architect 31 January 1908 p90]

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319061908Construction 
Item 2 of 316 January 1908 OpenedFormal opening although patients were not to be admitted until the good weather arrived
Item 3 of 3After 1948  Closed down


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 4Alexander RossArchitectA19061908 
Item 2 of 4Robert John MacbethArchitectA19061908 
Item 3 of 4Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceA1906Late 1907 
Item 4 of 4William Wardlaw SclandersArchitectA19071908As assistant to Ross & Macbeth


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Mackenzie, Mary MargaretDonated funds for building and equipment, with her husband, Colonel Stewart Mackenzie
Item 2 of 2Mackenzie, Stewart, Colonel - of SeaforthDonated funds for building and equipment, with his wife, Mary Margaret Mackenzie


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect31 January 1908  p90 - opening
Item 2 of 5BuilderLate 1906XCI p98
Item 3 of 5Inverness Courier11 September 1906   
Item 4 of 5Lancet21 April 1906  p1142
Item 5 of 5Northern Star and Farmers Chronicle23 January 1908  p5 (illustration)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6360 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Wardlaw Sclanders: L v20 no1572