Basic Site Details

Name: Kilmarnock Infirmary and Fever Hospital, Mount Pleasant
Town, district or village: Kilmarnock
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Railton work is Thomsonesque. Cost of Railton building 4,146

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Wellington StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11September 1867 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 11October 1868 Opened 
Item 3 of 111874  Enlarged
Item 4 of 111882  Fever wards enlarged
Item 5 of 111891  New wing to rear
Item 6 of 111900  New dormitory block
Item 7 of 1119121916 New ward added to Railton building
Item 8 of 1119151918 New ward block
Item 9 of 11After 1920  Extensive additions
Item 10 of 1110 October 1952 * AdditionPlans prepared for new operating theatre
Item 11 of 111994  Burnt down

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 13William Atkinson Railton  18671882Original building and subsequent enlargements
Item 2 of 13(Sir) John James Burnet A19121916New ward added
Item 3 of 13John Burnet & Son A19121916New ward added
Item 4 of 13Norman Aitken Dick A19121916New ward added
Item 5 of 13(Sir) John James Burnet B19151918New ward block
Item 6 of 13John Burnet & Son B19151918New ward block
Item 7 of 13Norman Aitken Dick B19151918New ward block
Item 8 of 13Gabriel Steel DAfter 1920 Extensive additions
Item 9 of 13Hay & Steel DAfter 1920 Extensive additions
Item 10 of 13(Sir) John James Burnet C1921 Alterations to administration block and No 1 block
Item 11 of 13Burnet, Son & Dick C1921 Alterations to administration block and No 1 block
Item 12 of 13Norman Aitken Dick C1921 Alterations to administration block and No 1 block
Item 13 of 13Thomas Harold Hughes C1921 Alterations to administration block and No 1 block


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1de Walden, Lady HowardFunded 1891 wing


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp438
Item 2 of 6Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp108
Item 3 of 6Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnpp189-190
Item 4 of 6MacKay History of Kilmarnock  p313
Item 5 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1926   For 1912-16 and 1915-18 work

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architects Journal27 June 1923   
Item 2 of 2Builder10 October 1952  p528