Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Alexandra Infirmary
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Abercombie and Maitland information from undated cutting based on an interview with Steel Maitland when still in practice. Information also courtesy of Duncan Macintosh, Renfrewshire Council

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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 1Neilston RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 171894  Nurses home
Item 2 of 17February 1894 Plans approvedPlans agreed and site acquired
Item 3 of 17April 1894  46,000 estimate reduced to 32,000.
Item 4 of 17August 1894  Peter Coats had the scheme enlarged at his own expense: he had already agreed to meet the cost of the Nurses' Home in May 1894.
Item 5 of 1718961898 Hospital dispensary.
Item 6 of 1718961900 Further work
Item 7 of 1715 May 1897 Foundation stoneMemorial stone laid
Item 8 of 171899  Infectious Diseases block
Item 9 of 1718 February 1901 DedicationChapel dedicated
Item 10 of 171902  Wall added - plans dated
Item 11 of 1724 October 1902 OpenedDispensary opened
Item 12 of 171908 AdditionNurses' home dounled in size, paid for by Peter Coats
Item 13 of 17c. 1922c. 1926 Additions and nurses home
Item 14 of 171928 Alteration/conversionDispensary became Casualty Department
Item 15 of 1719321933 Casualty department
Item 16 of 17July 1951 AdditionPlans to be prepared for reconstruction and additions estimated to cost 22,000 at the Alexandra Royal Auxiliary Infirmary
Item 17 of 171987  Closed down


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 8Thomas Graham Abercrombie A18941900With William Kerr as assistant
Item 2 of 8William Kerr A18941900As assistant to T G Abercrombie
Item 3 of 8Thomas Graham Abercrombie C1902 Wall
Item 4 of 8James Steel Maitland Bc. 1922c. 1926Additions and nurses home
Item 5 of 8Thomas Graham Abercrombie Bc. 1922c. 1926Additions and nurses home
Item 6 of 8Abercrombie & Maitland D19321933Casulaty Department
Item 7 of 8James Steel Maitland D19321933Casualty Department
Item 8 of 8Abercrombie & Maitland  1951 To prepare plans for reconstruction and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Barbour, W BGifted 15,000 to original building fund
Item 2 of 3Coats, PeterGifted nurses' home
Item 3 of 3Directors of Paisley Infirmary 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Royal Alexandra Infirmary Casualty and Outpatients Department 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Dow, D1988Paisley Hospitals: The Royal Alexandra Infirmary and Related Institutions Glasgowpp28-31
Item 2 of 5Guide to Paisley1896Guide to Paisley ed. J R Parlanep58
Item 3 of 5MacLean, Allan1986Abercrombie and Maitland Architects 1886-1963 B. Arch University of StrathclydeInformation courtesy oif Duncan Macintosh, Renfrewshire Council
Item 4 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 5 of 5Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p24

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder13 July 1951  p69

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39057 
Item 2 of 3Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records T G Abercrombie plans 1895, 1896/20, 1898, 1899, 1902
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Steel Maitland: F no3023 (box 15)