Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Victoria Eye Infirmary
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The eye infirmary originally opened in rented rooms at 1 Gauze Street, moving to Forbes Place in 1896 before being provided with this new building in 1898.

In Paisley Dean of Guild Court on Friday, plans of a new eye infirmary to be erected by Provost Mackenzie as a Jubilee gift to Paisley were passed. The building will be of stone, and two stories in height. The site is Mansion House-road. The cost will be about 4,000. [Building News 25 February 1898 p270]

Closed down.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mansionhouse RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318981899  
Item 2 of 3February 1898 Plans approvedPlans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 3 of 31987  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 1Charles DavidsonArchitect 18981899 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mackenzie, Archibald, of MillikenProvided funds


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Item 1 of 1Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 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 2Builder2 April 1898LXXIV p334
Item 2 of 2Building News25 February 1898  p270 - plans passed

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans dated 1898