Basic Site Details

Name: Stracathro House
Town, district or village: Brechin (near)
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Sold by Tayside Health Board in 2003 and now reconverted to a family home (information from current owner).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Stracathro Hospital From Second World War until 2003


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41827 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 41913  Alterations (attic at rear)
Item 3 of 41940  Layout of hutted wartime hospital in grounds
Item 4 of 4November 1951 Alteration/conversionPart of a five year building programme by the Eastern regional Hospital of Scotland. central heating proposed at estimated cost of 70,000


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 9Archibald SimpsonArchitect 1827  
Item 2 of 9J M Dick Peddie & Forbes SmithArchitectural practiceB1913 Alterations (attic at rear?)
Item 3 of 9James Forbes SmithArchitectB1913 Alterations (attic at rear?)
Item 4 of 9John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1913 Alterations (attic at rear?)
Item 5 of 9Andrew Graham PatrickArchitectC1940 Layout of hutted wartime hospital in grounds
Item 6 of 9Charles Geddes SoutarArchitectC1940 Layout of hutted wartime hospital in grounds
Item 7 of 9Maclaren Soutar SalmondArchitectural practiceC1940 Layout of hutted wartime hospital in grounds
Item 8 of 9William SalmondArchitect, EngineerC1940 Layout of hutted wartime hospital in grounds
Item 9 of 9Eastern Regional Hospital Board  1951 Responsible for proposed central heating


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Cruickshanks, AlexanderClient for original house


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Forfarshire Illustrated1848Forfarshire Illustrated  p137
Item 2 of 4Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918x
Item 3 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalepp671-3
Item 4 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Stracathro Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1847v p217
Item 2 of 2Builder2 November 1951  p605

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17803 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1910/16/4
Item 3 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from David Stewart Soutar