Basic Site Details

Name: Forth Park House
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Main house altered as administration block, nurses' quarters and elderly women's home; new maternity hospital contained 28 beds. HS says that D Forbes Smith may have altered one of the cottages in the grounds. Cost of conversion 12,000. HS says that the original villa might have been by William Nixon but Nixon died in 1849.

Cost of maternity wing 2.5m

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Forth Park Maternity HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 9  Alterations and additionsAlterations including new Maternity wing
Item 2 of 9c. 1860  Original villa
Item 3 of 91893  Additions
Item 4 of 91899  Former coachhouse, stables etc altered
Item 5 of 91902  NE wing and later alterations. Additions to hot houses and refitting of bathroom
Item 6 of 919331935 or 1937 Conversion of villa to hospital including wings
Item 7 of 91933  New bathroom in stables
Item 8 of 923 November 1935 OpenedAs nursing home
Item 9 of 91947 Build/constructionExtensions including maternity block

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 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceF1893 Additions
Item 2 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectF1893 Additions
Item 3 of 22James ScottArchitectF1893 Additions
Item 4 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1899 Former coachhouse, stables etc altered
Item 5 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectB1899 Former coachhouse, stables etc altered
Item 6 of 22James ScottArchitectB1899 Former coachhouse, stables etc altered
Item 7 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1902 NE wing and later alterations. Additions to hot houses and refitting of bathroom
Item 8 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectC1902 NE wing and later alterations. Additions to hot houses and refitting of bathroom
Item 9 of 22James ScottArchitectC1902 NE wing and later alterations. Additions to hot houses and refitting of bathroom
Item 10 of 22Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard)ArchitectD19331935 or 1937Conversion of villa to hospital including wings - won limited competition to secure job
Item 11 of 22William WilliamsonArchitectD19331935 or 1937Conversion of villa to hospital including wings - won limited competition to secure job
Item 12 of 22Williamson & HubbardArchitectural practiceD19331935 or 1937Conversion of villa to hospital including wings - won limited competition to secure job
Item 13 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceG1933 New bathroom in stables
Item 14 of 22James ScottArchitectG1933 New bathroom in stables
Item 15 of 22Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard)ArchitectE1947 Extensions including maternity block
Item 16 of 22William WilliamsonArchitectE1947 Extensions including maternity block
Item 17 of 22Williamson & HubbardArchitectural practiceE1947 Extensions including maternity block
Item 18 of 22John HoltArchitectH1966 Extension in brick - as chief architect of SE Regional Hospital Board
Item 19 of 22South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)H1966 Extensions in brick - with John Holt as Chief Architect
Item 20 of 22(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectKBefore 1981 Alterations including new Maternity wing
Item 21 of 22Frank SprosonArchitectKBefore 1981 Alterations including new Maternity wing
Item 22 of 22Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceKBefore 1981 Alterations including new Maternity wing

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Hendry, DanielClient in 1875
Item 2 of 4Kirkcaldy Town Council1947 Extensions
Item 3 of 4Nairn, JohnLater client
Item 4 of 4South East Regional Hospital Board1966 Extensions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Department of Health for Scotland19357th Annual Report   
Item 2 of 7Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p293
Item 3 of 7Glen, Duncan2008William Williamson  p15, 95
Item 4 of 7Livingstone, P K1955A History of Kirkcaldy 1843-1949 Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Co Ltd 
Item 5 of 7Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 6 of 7Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1940   38 (Williamson & Hubbard)
Item 7 of 7RSA1940   567

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Architect and Building News22 December 1933CXXXVI p 343
Item 2 of 10Architect and Building News1934CXXXIX p 362
Item 3 of 10Architect and Building News1934Jan-Jun p113
Item 4 of 10Builder22 December 1933CXLV pp 992-3 & 996
Item 5 of 10BuilderLate 1933CXLV p 940
Item 6 of 10Builder4 July 1947CLXXIII p 25
Item 7 of 10Builder18 July 1947  p80 - contracts open
Item 8 of 10Fife Free Press11 March 1893   
Item 9 of 10Fife Free Press23 November 1935   
Item 10 of 10RIBA JournalMay 1960 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Hubbard

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of Frank SprosonCorrespondence with Yvonne Hillyard, 2011  
Item 2 of 5Fife Archives, Iona House, John Smith Business Park, KirkcaldyKirkcaldy Dean of Guild Court Refs 5 (1893), 229, 234, & 260 (1899), 557 (1902), 2009
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register45491 
Item 4 of 5Kirkcaldy Council (?)Kirkcaldy Valuation Rolls  
Item 5 of 5St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles no 7, 292, 596 (and possibly 421 , 439, 580, 599 (deleted?), 1724 (?), 2210, 2220