Basic Site Details

Name: Adamson Hospital
Town, district or village: Cupar
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for first Adamson Hospital, built in Ceres in 1874 but closed in 1883 when it was decided that Ceres was an unsuitable location.

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 1Bank StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81903  Plans obtained from three local architects
Item 2 of 81904 Opened 
Item 3 of 81930 AdditionNew X-ray and Sterilizing Departments
Item 4 of 81935  West addition and nurses home.
Item 5 of 81944  Maternity wing
Item 6 of 81947 AdditionNew kitchen
Item 7 of 81956 Alterations and additionsNew 8-bed ward
Item 8 of 81968 Alterations and additions 


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 20David StorrarArchitect 1903 Prepared plans - not successful
Item 2 of 20Henry Allan NewmanArchitect 19031904Prepared plans and secured job
Item 3 of 20Henry BruceEngineer 1903 Prepared plans - not successful (this may be another H Bruce but possibly this one)
Item 4 of 20Frank PrideArchitectE1930 New X-ray and Sterilizing Departments
Item 5 of 20Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceE1930 New X-ray and Sterilizing Departments
Item 6 of 20William Hill WalkerArchitectE1930 New X-ray and Sterilizing Departments
Item 7 of 20Frank PrideArchitectB1935 West addition. Nurses home.
Item 8 of 20Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceB1935 West addition. Nurses home.
Item 9 of 20Frank PrideArchitectC1944 Maternity wing
Item 10 of 20Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceC1944 Maternity wing
Item 11 of 20Frank PrideArchitectH1947 New kitchen
Item 12 of 20Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceH1947 New kitchen
Item 13 of 20Frank PrideArchitectD1956 New 8-bed ward
Item 14 of 20Glen Lorimer PrideArchitectD1956 New 8-bed ward
Item 15 of 20Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceD1956 New 8-bed ward
Item 16 of 20(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectG1968 Alterations
Item 17 of 20Andrew Glen WeirArchitectG1968 Alterations
Item 18 of 20Donald McInnesArchitectG1968 Alterations
Item 19 of 20Frank SprosonArchitectG1968 Alterations
Item 20 of 20Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceG1968 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Crichton, Mr and Mrs, of LuthriebankMuch of the Walker & Pride work was due to the generosity of these clients


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p162
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 3The Third Statistical Account The Third Statistical Account: Fife  p 645

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1935Jan-Jun p230
Item 2 of 3Architect and Building News22 February 1935CXLI p 265
Item 3 of 3Builder21 January 1944CXLVI p 66

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Glen PrideInformation sent to DMW Sent 2006
Item 2 of 3Glenrothes HouseFife Health Board Minute Books
Item 3 of 3NMRSWheeler & Sproson Collection WHS 11/1-2 (photographs)