Basic Site Details

Name: House, Perth District Asylum
Town, district or village: Murthly
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Murthly Asylum  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1House(?) Residence for staff or new hospital block


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11900 Proposed 


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 1David SmartArchitect 1900  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lunacy Board 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Perth District AsylumFinal cost: £19,268.

Plans for administrative block formerly at Murthly.

ASYLUM Perth.—For the various works in the erection of the Perthshire District Lunatic Asylum, near Murthly station on the Dunkeld railway. Plans, etc, with Mr. P. Soutar, clerk to the Lunacy Board, Perth; or Messrs Edward and Robertson architects, Reform-street, Dundee; who will give all requisite information. Tenders to Mr. Soutar, or Messrs. Edward and Robertson, to July 20. [Building News 5 July 1861 Page 577]

Lunatic Asylum, Perthshire. - For the various works to be done in the erection of the Perthshire District Lunatic Asylum. Messrs Edward and Robertson, architects, Dundee. The building is capable of containing 222 patients, and the whole amount of the contracts is £18,000, this sum includes governor's house and lodge, farm offices, and gas-work.

Masons' work. Alexander Cunningham, Downfield, Dundee; joiners' work, Clarke and Cable, Dundee; slaters' work, Robert Jack, Dunkeld.; plumbers' work, Charles Middleton and Sons, Montrose; smiths' work, Gourlay Brothers, Dundee; plaster work, John Adam, Dundee; painters' work, Robert Douglas, Perth [Building News 30 August 1861 p721 - tenders]


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 April 1900  p430