Basic Site Details

Name: Woodpark Succursal Asylum
Town, district or village: Banff
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Situated about a mile from Ladysbridge (for which, see separate entry).

Architect not known, but the style is that of A & W Reid.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Psychiatric hospital  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21 June 1880 Opened 
Item 2 of 229 June 1889  Amalgamated into Ladysbridge Hospital (Banff District Asylum)


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 1James FarquharsonArchitect, EngineerB1880  

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 1Banff District Asylum, Troup/LadysbridgeOriginal clerk of works, D Davidson, was dismissed for misconduct and replaced by Robert Mortimer of Brechin in 1863.

19,821 had been spent by 1871.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, p248

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal5 June 1880