Basic Site Details

Name: Davidson Memorial Cottage Hospital
Town, district or village: Girvan
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of extension 63,000 (rose to 99,000 by 1974).

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41921 Build/constructionAlso additions not long after building. See dawing in Watson Salmond & Gray archive
Item 2 of 4c. 1938 AdditionExtension to right
Item 3 of 419681974Alteration/conversion 
Item 4 of 45 April 1968 AdditionWest of Scotland Regional Hospital Board has given approval for erection of 80,000 extension


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 12David SalmondArchitectA19191922 
Item 2 of 12James Henry GrayArchitectA19191922 
Item 3 of 12John WatsonArchitectA19191922 
Item 4 of 12Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceA19191922 
Item 5 of 12J & J A CarrickArchitectural practiceGc. 1938 Extension to right
Item 6 of 12James Andrew CarrickArchitectGc. 1938 Extension to right
Item 7 of 12James CarrickArchitectGc. 1938 Extension to right
Item 8 of 12J & J A CarrickArchitectural practiceB19681974Extension
Item 9 of 12James Andrew CarrickArchitectB19681974Extension
Item 10 of 12James Walker TurnerArchitectB1968 Extension
Item 11 of 12Ronald Charles Graham B19681974Extension
Item 12 of 12James Gardner HutchesonArchitectBAfter 19701974Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2BOMSAH (By 1975 called BOMFSAAH)Client for extension
Item 2 of 2Davidson, ThomasFounded and endowed the hospital as a memorial to his mother


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp342
Item 2 of 8Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp178
Item 3 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 8RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 8Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 6 of 8Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1922   656
Item 7 of 8RSA1920   715
Item 8 of 8RSA1923   498

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1 July 1921CXXI p10
Item 2 of 2Building5 April 1968  p169

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32115 
Item 2 of 2Mitchell Library GlasgowOffice Plans and drawings of Watson, Salmond & GrayTD 1155/67