Basic Site Details

Name: Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum and feuing of grounds
Town, district or village: Stobswell
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
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Notes: See separate entry for later Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum at Liff, which superseded this building.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dundee District Asylum from 1903
Item 2 of 2Lemonade Factory for G & P BarrieYesAfter conversion

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Asylum  
Item 2 of 2Feuing plan  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101812 Build/constructionOriginal building
Item 2 of 1012 September 1812 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 101824 Alterations and additionsNew wings and plan for reconstruction
Item 4 of 101830 AdditionNorth front, kitchen and water tower
Item 5 of 101832 Alterations and additions 
Item 6 of 1018371839AdditionSouth wings
Item 7 of 101838 Contracts advertisedFor 'certain additions'
Item 8 of 101843  Laundry added
Item 9 of 101875  Feuing of grounds for tenement development- plans dated
Item 10 of 10After 1875  Closed down; subsequently converted to lemonade factory

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 13William StarkArchitect 1812  
Item 2 of 13William BurnArchitect 1824 New wings and plan for reconstruction
Item 3 of 13David NeaveArchitect c. 1824c. 1825Additions
Item 4 of 13William BurnArchitectB1830 North front, kitchen and water tower
Item 5 of 13David Mackenzie IArchitect 1832 Additions
Item 6 of 13James PatersonArchitectC18371838South wings, to designs by William Burn - subsequently completed by his brother William Paterson
Item 7 of 13William PatersonArchitectC18371839South wings, to designs by William Burn - begun by Paterson's brother James
Item 8 of 13George MathewsonArchitectF1838 Additions
Item 9 of 13William PatersonArchitectD1843 Laundry added
Item 10 of 13Charles EdwardArchitectA1875 Feuing of grounds for tenement development
Item 11 of 13Edward & RobertsonArchitectural practiceA1875 Feuing of grounds for tenement development
Item 12 of 13Thomas Saunders RobertsonArchitectA1875 Feuing of grounds for tenement development
Item 13 of 13Robert SibbaldArchitect, Engineer After 1875 Converted to lemonade factory

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Barrie, G & Pfor conversion to lemonade factory after 1875
Item 2 of 3Dundee Infirmary and Asylumclients from 1819
Item 3 of 3Governors of Dundee Infirmary and Dispensaryoriginal clients

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 1Dundee Lunatic Asylum Chapel 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 8Darragh, 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 1, pp 62-3, 162-6, 330 (gardens)
vol 3, pp 50-52
Item 4 of 8Dundee1822Dundee Delineated  p117 with plan
Item 5 of 8Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep59
Item 6 of 8MacLaren, J1874History of Dundee  p285
Item 7 of 8RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSp21. Reconstruction drawing by D.M Walker, showing the Asylum's various building stages between 1812 and 1860 (1952).
Item 8 of 8Thomson, James1847History of Dundee Dundeep190

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Dundee Advertiser2 December 1824   
Item 2 of 6Dundee Advertiser11 October 1832  Tenders invited for additions
Item 3 of 6Dundee Advertiser15 November 1832  Tenders for additions
Item 4 of 6Dundee Advertiser15 May 1837   
Item 5 of 6Dundee Advertiser30 June 1843   
Item 6 of 6Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser23 March 1838   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Dundee UniversityDundee University Archives Plans Ref no: P180