Basic Site Details

Name: Cameron House
Town, district or village: Windygates
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodge house is C Listed.

Cost of 1937-8 additions c.50,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Cameron Bridge House  
Item 2 of 4Cameron Hospital  
Item 3 of 4Cameron Infectious Diseases Hospital  
Item 4 of 4Haig HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91849   
Item 2 of 91904  Garage
Item 3 of 919111912 House converted to infectious diseases hospital - pavilions built in grounds
Item 4 of 919371939 Administration building and nurses' home
Item 5 of 91937  Architect appointed for reconstruction and additions - admin block and nurses' home etc
Item 6 of 919381939ConstructionArchitect appointed for reconstruction and additions - admin block and nurses' home etc - to be built
Item 7 of 919491969Plans datedNew laboratories, and conversion of bacteriology laboratory to form 24-bed ward unit.
Item 8 of 91952 *1953ProposedExtension and New general hospital with 350 beds is planned
Item 9 of 91953 Build/constructionNew 30-bed pavilion and treatment block formerly TB centre

* earliest date known from documented sources.


People

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 18Burn & Bryce A1849  
Item 2 of 18David Bryce A1849  
Item 3 of 18Gillespie & Scott D1904 Garage
Item 4 of 18James Ross Gillespie D1904 Garage
Item 5 of 18James Scott D1904 Garage
Item 6 of 18Joseph Weekes B1911 Plans for conversion to hospital - as assistant to W D Telfer
Item 7 of 18William D Telfer B19111912Converted house into hospital - pavilions built in grounds. Lodges
Item 8 of 18Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard) C19381939Administration building and nurses' home
Item 9 of 18William Williamson C19381939Administration building and nurses' home
Item 10 of 18Williamson & Hubbard C19381939Administration building and nurses' home
Item 11 of 18James Hutchon (junior) E19381939Administration building and nurses' home - as assistant to Williamson & Hubbard
Item 12 of 18Adam Elliot Watson E19491969New laboratories, and conversion of bacteriology laboratory to form 24-bed ward unit.
Item 13 of 18Andrew David Haxton E19491950New laboratories, and conversion of bacteriology laboratory to form 24-bed ward unit - continued by practice after Haxton's retirement in 1950.
Item 14 of 18Haxton & Watson E19491969New laboratories, and conversion of bacteriology laboratory to form 24-bed ward unit.
Item 15 of 18James Holt Frew L1952 To prepare plans for extensions. Name of architect as recorded in the Builder but it may be an error for John Holt?
Item 16 of 18John Holt  1953 As chief architect, South East Regional Hospital Board of Scotland
Item 17 of 18Robert Forbes Hutchison K1953 New 30-bed pavilion and treatment block formerly TB Centre
Item 18 of 18Walter Alison & Hutchison K1953 New 30-bed pavilion and treatment block formerly TB Centre

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3East of Scotland Board of Managementclient for 1953 work
Item 2 of 3Fife County CouncilClient by the 1940s.
Item 3 of 3Haig, John, distillerClient for house.

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 1Cameron Hospital Geriatric Extension 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p427
Item 2 of 4Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1943   774 (Williamson & Hubbard)
Item 4 of 4RSA1942   71 (Williamson & Hubbard)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 14Architect21 July 1911LXXXVI Supplement, p8
Item 2 of 14Architect and Building News5 February 1937CXLIX p190
Item 3 of 14Architectural DesignAugust 1953  p228
Item 4 of 14Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 5 of 14Builder1911C p313
Item 6 of 14Builder29 January 1937CLII p290
Item 7 of 14Builder25 February 1938CLIV p424
Item 8 of 14Builder3 June 1938CLIV p1115
Item 9 of 14Builder18 July 1952  p112
Item 10 of 14Builder24 October 1952  p588 Obituary of Williamson
Item 11 of 14Builder12 December 1952  p892
Item 12 of 14Builder31 July 1953  p188
Item 13 of 14Fife Free Press12 December 1959  Obituary of Hubbard
Item 14 of 14Fife Healthcare View1994Spring  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Glenrothes HouseFife Health Board Plans of hospital blocks
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register16684 
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43383Lodge house
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43384Pavilion wards and lodges 2 & 3
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1960/6/1-8
Item 6 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Weekes: L v21 no1668; Robert Forbes Hutchison: F no4882 (combined Box 42); James Hutchon: L no5908 (combined box 107)
Item 7 of 7St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 946