Basic Site Details

Name: Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Superseded the earlier Dumfries Royal Infirmary built in 1778. Builder report of June 1869 states that amended plans were under consideration in order to reduce costs.

HS says that Barbour did 'detached ranges to NE ' in 1895-7

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Offices  
Item 2 of 3Dumfries Royal Infirmary  
Item 3 of 3Nithbank HospitalYesSince opening of new infirmary in 1975

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 1Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Nith BankYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518691871 Original building (also probably lodge)
Item 2 of 518961900 Alterations
Item 3 of 519041905 Alterations
Item 4 of 519111915 Alterations
Item 5 of 519111912 New detached block added to north east of Starforth building


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 8John Starforth A18691871Original building
Item 2 of 8Barbour & Bowie B19041905Alterations
Item 3 of 8James Barbour B19041905Alterations with Bowie as assistant
Item 4 of 8John McLintock Bowie B19041905Alterations
Item 5 of 8G Ramsay Thomson  19111912New detached block added to north east of Starforth building
Item 6 of 8Barbour & Bowie C19111915Alterations
Item 7 of 8James Barbour C19111915Alterations
Item 8 of 8John McLintock Bowie C19111915Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p265
Item 2 of 2RSA1870   258

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder19 June 1869  p492
Item 2 of 3Building News24 September 1869   
Item 3 of 3Dundee Advertiser27 March 1893   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Dumfries & Galloway CouncilJames Barbour drawings, Sutherland Dickie & Copland Archive (many not traced, 2010) 738, 1433, 736, 742 and 739
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26295