Basic Site Details

Name: Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital
Town, district or village: Denbeath/Methil
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Linked to Wellesley coal pit by a tunnel.

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 1Wellesley RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 530 March 1909 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 528 August 1909 Opened 
Item 3 of 519501951Alterations and additionsPlans dates for addition of kitchen, pantry, service passage and nurses' bathroom, and extension to fuel store.
Item 4 of 515 April 1960 ProposedNot started as of 1 December 1959; 128,000 est. expenditure to complete work (per Builder p747)
Item 5 of 51 December 1960 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunfor extension to Randolph Weymss Memorial Hospital; 172,000 (total estimated cost), nil (probable expenditure to March 31, 1961), 30,000 (estimated expenditure in 1961-62) per Builder 14 Apr 1961 p721


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 6Alexander TodArchitect 1909  
Item 2 of 6Adam Elliot WatsonArchitectB19501951Addition of kitchen, pantry, service passage and nurses' bathroom; extension to fuel store.
Item 3 of 6Haxton & WatsonArchitectural practiceB19501951Addition of kitchen, pantry, service passage and nurses' bathroom; extension to fuel store.
Item 4 of 6Iain Dewar HaigArchitectC19591965S extension - as Assistant Regional Architect designed and constructed geriatric wards.
Item 5 of 6John HoltArchitectC19591965S extension
Item 6 of 6South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)C19591965S extension - with John Holt as Chief Architect


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Wemyss, Lady Eva 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Fife News1910Fife News Almanac 1910   
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p107
Item 3 of 3Richardson, 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 3Builder15 April 1960  'The Week in Parliament: The Hospital Building Programme' pp746-747; summarizes expenditure on hospital buildings as published in 1960-61 Civil Estimates for the National Health Service of England, Wales and Scotland, published on March 29; 17 Scottish schemes already in progress as of 1 Dec 1959, 8 works not started in Dec are reported in Builder article
Item 2 of 3Builder14 April 1961  'Civil Estimates, 1961-62: Health Estimates, The Scottish Estimates' p721
Item 3 of 3Building News XCVII p362

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22716 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1950/7/1-2
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore122063