Basic Site Details

Name: Surgical Hospital
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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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 1 1959Build/constructionPart of the redevelopment of Victoria Hospital as a District General Hospital


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 2Eric Dalgleish DavidsonArchitectA 1959Part of the redevelopment of Victoria Hospital - as Group Leader and Project Architect with SERHB.
Item 2 of 2South East Regional Hospital Board, Architect's Department (or South Eastern Hospital Board)Architectural Department (New Towns etc)A 1959With Eric Davidson as Group Leader and Project Architect

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 1Kirkcaldy Burgh Infectious Diseases Hospital .
NEW INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL FOR KIRKCALDY.-At a meeting of the Kirkcaldy Town Council recently the minute of Committee of the 6th inst. was read, recommending the Authority to adopt the plans for the proposed infectious diseases hospital prepared by Messrs Campbell, Douglas, & Morrison, Glasgow, which were approved by the Local Government Board, with the exception that the new hospital should accommodate ten more beds - namely, thirty-three, the total cost to be 9,200, or 277- 4s-1d. per bed, the architects coming under an obligation to forego one half of their commission if the sum estimated is exceeded, excluding, of course, any extras or other work recommended by the Authority during the erection of the hospital. Provost Hutchison moved the approval of the minutes, the motion being seconded by Councillor Orr, and unanimously agreed to. [Builder 27 February 1897 p207]

The hospital is mentioned in both Larmont Douglas Penman's and William Barclay's RIBA nomination papers but no dates are given. It seems likely that their contribution was the addition of the sanatorium in 1908, but it is possible that they were actually responsible for the main buildings, with William Barclay as assistant.

Cost of 1927 work 1,550


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 F no6164 (Combined Box 123)