Basic Site Details

Name: Perth Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by Robert Matheson. Formerly had symmetrical lodges at front. Now used as Council offices.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Bertha Home  
Item 2 of 3Bertha House  
Item 3 of 3Rosslyn HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21859 Competition held 
Item 2 of 218591861Construction 


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 3Andrew Heiton (junior)Architect 18591861Won competition to secure job
Item 2 of 3David SmartArchitect 1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 3 of 3James Readdie (senior)Builder 1859 Competition design - unplaced


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp664
Item 2 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder1859XVII p226
Item 2 of 3Building News15 August 1890  p234
Item 3 of 3Dundee Advertiser5 March 1894  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39454 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 30878/1-41
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of Wynds House Collection drawings PTD 348/1-2
Item 4 of 4Perth HallThe Wynds House Collection