Basic Site Details

Name: Kirklandside Hospital
Town, district or village: Kilmarnock
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The original Infectious Diseases Hospital at Kirklandside comprised seven blocks set on a 22 acre site. 48 beds. Cost 20,000

It is assumed that this is the 'Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kilmarnock' referred to in Gabriel Steel's FRIBA nomination papers, and therefore that although the hospital opened in 1910, James Scott Hay - with whom Steel worked as assistant and later partner - continued to work on it for some years thereafter.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Infectious Diseases Hospital Kirklandside 1909

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 41892 Build/constructionBuildings of Scotland
Item 2 of 419091910Build/construction 
Item 3 of 41910 Opened 
Item 4 of 421 March 1952 * AdditionProposal for addition of two ward blocks, and extension to nurses' home

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 7Robert Samson IngramArchitectB1892  
Item 2 of 7W & R S IngramArchitectural practiceB1892  
Item 3 of 7William IngramArchitectB1892  
Item 4 of 7James Scott HayArchitectA1909After 1920Named as architect in 1909
Item 5 of 7James Hay & PartnersArchitectural practiceAAfter 1910After 1920 
Item 6 of 7Gabriel SteelArchitectAAfter 1920Before 1942Additions?
Item 7 of 7Hay & SteelArchitectural practiceAAfter 1920Before 1942Additions?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Western Region Hospital Board1952 scheme


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Beattie, Frank1984Kilmarnock in Old Picture Postcards  p67
Item 2 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp371
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 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 2Builder11 September 1909  p294
Item 2 of 2Builder21 March 1952  p464-465

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Gabriel Steel: F no3861 (box 29)