Basic Site Details

Name: Perth New Infirmary
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: N.B. Only Nurses' home listed NOT other parts of hospital

Site donated by the Earl of Kinnoull.

See separate entry for the former Perth Royal Infirmary (City and County Infirmary).

63 drawings - check location.

Nurses home C(S)

James Millar appointed architect February 1910 [Building News 25 February 1910 p 271]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Perth Royal InfirmaryYes 

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 1Taymount TerraceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 919111914 Taymount Terrace and Western Avenue
Item 2 of 919261927 Maternity block
Item 3 of 919291931 Nurses' home
Item 4 of 91931  Robert Douglas Memorial Block
Item 5 of 91932  Further wards
Item 6 of 919351936 Additional operating theatres and kitchen block
Item 7 of 9November 1951 AdditionPart of a five year building programme by the Eastern regional Hospital of Scotland. New outpatients' department proposed at estimated cost of 125,000, a new nurses' lecture block for 12,000, and the first phase for extension to nurses' home for 35,000
Item 8 of 918 October 1957 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'Alterations and additions planned to Perth Royal Infirmary, to cost about ₤109,000, include a consultative clinic, a two-storey building for the casualty and x-ray departments, and the reconstruction of part of the existing x-ray and physiotherapy departments.' per Builder p701
Item 9 of 91968 AdditionMaternity Unit


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 15James Miller A19111914Taymount Terrace and Western Avenue
Item 2 of 15William John Brockie Wright A1911c. 1912As assistant to James Miller - Taymount Terrace and Western Avenue
Item 3 of 15James Miller B19261927Maternity block - now Women's Clinic
Item 4 of 15Richard McLeod Morrison Gunn B19261927Maternity block - now Women's Clinic - as assistant
Item 5 of 15James Miller C1931 Nurses' home, cost approx 20,000
Item 6 of 15James Miller F1931 Robert Douglas Memorial Block
Item 7 of 15Richard McLeod Morrison Gunn F1931 Robert Douglas Memorial Block - as assistant
Item 8 of 15James Miller D1932 Further wards
Item 9 of 15James Miller E19351936Additional operating theatres and kitchen block
Item 10 of 15Eastern Regional Hospital Board  1951 Responsible for proposed new outpatients' department
Item 11 of 15Alexander ('Alec') Couper G1968 Maternity unit
Item 12 of 15James Robertson (Robin) Sommerville Turner G1968 Maternity Unit
Item 13 of 15Richard Houston Dewar G1968 Maternity Unit
Item 14 of 15W M Wilson & Partners G1968 Maternity unit
Item 15 of 15William Mollison Wilson G1968 Maternity unit

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 3Maternity HospitalThis may be the same building as the one the unit entered under the Infirmary.
Item 2 of 3Perth Royal Infirmary, outpatients' clinic 
Item 3 of 3Perth Royal Infirmary, outpatients' and admission blockest. cost ₤100,000


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Presspp661-662
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Perth Royal Infirmary

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder25 January 1929  p224 Proposed nurses home. Cost approx 20,000
Item 2 of 4Builder2 November 1951  p605
Item 3 of 4Builder18 October 1957  p701
Item 4 of 4Building News25 February 1910  p271

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50580Nurses' home
Item 2 of 4Perth Royal InfirmaryTayside Health Board Annual Reports 1838-1947  
Item 3 of 4RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 63 drawings
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William John Brockie Wright: L v23 no1832