Basic Site Details

Name: Balgay House
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Victoria HospitalYesAfter conversion, 1899

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1790 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 418981916 Plans dated for alterations and additions including new cancer wing and new laundry block
Item 3 of 418981899Alteration/conversionConversion to hospital
Item 4 of 428 August 1899  Reopened after conversion to hospital and additions


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 3James Findlay A18981916Conversion of Balgay House into a hospital, and additions. Gifford indicates Findlay repsonsible for cancer pavilion to W, 1903-04 with John Murray Robertson responsible for conversion of house to hospital.
Item 2 of 3John Murray Robertson C18981899According to Gifford responsible for conversion of Balgay house to hospital
Item 3 of 3David Smith A19031916Conversion of Balgay House into a hospital, and additions - as chief assistant to James Findlay


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep258
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Royal Victoria Hospital

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Archive and Record CentreJohn Murray Robertson/James Findlay Collection (from Wellwood Leslie Architects) GD/WL Bundle 2 (26 sheets drawings)
Item 2 of 3Dundee City ArchivesDundee City Archives Minutes, 1916-1929
Item 3 of 3Tayside Health BoardTayside Health Board Minutes 1900-1916