Basic Site Details

Name: Gray's Hospital
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: CHECK details of Watson article in AHSS journal

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dr Gray's Hospital Incorrect version of name

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hospital  
Item 2 of 2Lodge  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718151819Construction 
Item 2 of 718331834Repair 
Item 3 of 718361840 Proposed alterations
Item 4 of 71887  Lodge built
Item 5 of 71907  Reconstruction
Item 6 of 719361939AdditionBlock to right of main building
Item 7 of 719921998Addition 


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 10James Gillespie GrahamArchitect 18151819 
Item 2 of 10John PageArchitect, BuilderB18331834Repairs
Item 3 of 10James McBride (or MacBride)Architect 18361840Acted as executant architect for William Burn on alterations
Item 4 of 10William BurnArchitect 18361840Alterations
Item 5 of 10A & W ReidArchitectural practiceA1887 Lodge - probably used a design by their uncle, William Robertson
Item 6 of 10Alexander ReidArchitectA1887 Lodge - probably used a design by his uncle, William Robertson
Item 7 of 10William ReidArchitectA1887 Lodge - probably used a design by his uncle, William Robertson
Item 8 of 10John WittetArchitect 1907 Reconstruction
Item 9 of 10Thomas W TurnbullArchitectH19361939Block to right of main building added
Item 10 of 10Mackie Ramsay & TaylorArchitectural practiceD19921998Rear additions. Not sure which partners are in the practice int his date.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Gray, Alexander - naval surgeonBequeathed 20,000 for foundation of hospital on his death on 26 July 1807


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th editionInformation about Page per Elizabeth Beaton
Item 2 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 5Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp454, 590
Item 4 of 5Watson, F1989'Every district should have one': Pioneer Hospitals in the Scottish Highlands Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, no 16, p50 
Item 5 of 5Young, R1879Annals of the Parish and Burgh of Elgin Elginpp251, 400

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Grampian Health BoardGrampian Health Board Archives  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30865Pluscarden Road, Lodge to Gray's Hospital
Item 3 of 4Location not ascertained at presentMinutes of Gray's Hospital Minutes 21 July 1836 - 9 March 1840
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Wittet: L v26, no 2160