Basic Site Details

Name: Balfour Hospital
Town, district or village: Kirkwall
Island: Mainland
City or county: Orkney
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Used as a hotel after new Balfour Hospital was provided (see separate entry).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1West End HotelYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hospital  
Item 2 of 2Hotel(?)  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 220, High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 214, Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31824  14 Main Street built
Item 2 of 31845  14 Main Street converted to hospital
Item 3 of 31888  New fever hospital building to rear, at 20 High Street


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 1Thomas Smith Peace (senior)Architect 1888 New fever hospital buliding, 20 High Street


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Burgher, Leslie1991Orkney: an illustrated architectural guide  p23
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp337
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Balfour Hospital (former)