Basic Site Details

Name: Skipton Cottage Hospital
Town, district or village: Skipton
City or county: Yorkshire
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: SKIPTON - The Skipton and District Cottage Hospital competition has just been settled, and the committee desire us to say that the award for the plans is as follows : 1st place, E. C H Maidman, Edinburgh ; 2nd premium A V F Edwards, Birmingham. We are informed that the plans were all examined and reported upon by an eminent firm of architects in London, and that twenty-two competed. [Building News 14 January 1898 p58]

COTTAGE HOSPITAL SKIPTON - Memorial stones in connection with the cottage hospital which is being erected at the west end of Skipton in commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were laid on Saturday last week. The hospital is being erected from designs by Mr E C H Maidman of Edinburgh whose plans were successful in competition. [Builder 17 September 1898 p255]

The block plan given with the view of this building, printed among our illustrations to-day, displays the general arrangements. Male and female wards right and left of the administrative block in the centre, a very usual disposition of parts, and the sanitary provisions contrived in external pavilions. The laundry and mortuary are located in a distinct building to the left of the hospital. Mr. Edward C. H. Maidman, of Edinburgh, is the architect. [Building News 17 March 1899 Page 371]

At Skipton, a new Diamond Jubilee cottage hospital has just been opened. It is Domestic in style, accommodates 13 patients and four nurses, and has cost £2,740. The architect is Mr. Edward C. H. Maidman, of Edinburgh. [Building News 8 December 1899 p784]

Official opening Tuesday 28 November 1899

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 1Granville Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4January 1898 Competition results announced 
Item 2 of 4May 1898 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 4September 1898 Foundation stoneMemorial stones laid
Item 4 of 4December 1899 Opened 


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 1Edward Charles Henry MaidmanArchitect 18971899 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder26 March 1898  p310 - contracts
Item 2 of 6Builder17 September 1898  p255 - memorial stones
Item 3 of 6Building News14 January 1898  p58 - competition results
Item 4 of 6Building News25 March 1898  p440 - contracts
Item 5 of 6Building News17 March 1899  p371 and illustration
Item 6 of 6Building News8 December 1899  p784