Basic Site Details

Name: Kirkcaldy Cottage Hospital
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Gillespie & Scott were also responsible for the bronze plate over the entrance (date unknown).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kirkcaldy Hospital  

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018881891 Date of plans for original buildings and first additions
Item 2 of 1015 November 1890 Opened 
Item 3 of 101892  Sketch for carriage shelter
Item 4 of 1018951896 Addition of circular ward
Item 5 of 101914  Alterations and additions, including new circular ward and operating theatre
Item 6 of 101925  Nurses' pavilion, nurses' home, reinforcement of ceiling in heating chamber etc.
Item 7 of 105 July 1927  Cancelled plans for nurses' home dated
Item 8 of 101930  Alterations
Item 9 of 101937  Scale drawings
Item 10 of 1019471948 Extension to X-ray department and extension to operating theatre

People

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 21James Ross GillespieArchitectA18881891Original building and first additions - with Scott as assistant
Item 2 of 21James ScottArchitectA18881891Original building and first additions - with Scott as assistant
Item 3 of 21James Ross GillespieArchitectB1890 With James Scott as assistant prior to partnership
Item 4 of 21James ScottArchitectB1890 As assistant to Gillespie prior to partnership
Item 5 of 21James Ross GillespieArchitectC1892 Carriage shelter
Item 6 of 21James ScottArchitectC1892 Carriage shelter
Item 7 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceD18951897Addition of circular ward
Item 8 of 21James Ross GillespieArchitectD18951897Addition of circular ward
Item 9 of 21James ScottArchitectD18951897Addition of circular ward
Item 10 of 21William WalkerArchitectD1897 * Addition of circular ward - as apprentice/assistant to Gillespie & Scott
Item 11 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceE19131914Alterations and additions, including new circular ward and operating theatre
Item 12 of 21James Ross GillespieArchitectE19131914Alterations and additions, including new circular ward and operating theatre
Item 13 of 21James ScottArchitectE19131914Alterations and additions, including new circular ward and operating theatre
Item 14 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceF19251927Nurses' pavilion, nurses' home, reinforcement of ceiling in heating chamber etc.
Item 15 of 21James ScottArchitectF19251927Nurses' pavilion, nurses' home, reinforcement of ceiling in heating chamber etc.
Item 16 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceG1930 Alterations - new X-ray department
Item 17 of 21James ScottArchitectG1930 Alterations - new X-ray department
Item 18 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceH1937 Scale drawings
Item 19 of 21James ScottArchitectH1937 Scale drawings
Item 20 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceI19471948Extension to X-ray department and extension to operating theatre
Item 21 of 21James ScottArchitectI19471948Extension to X-ray department and extension to operating theatre

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Kirkcaldy Burgh Commission 
Item 2 of 2Nairn, Michael, SirDonated funds for construction and extension of hospital

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Third Statistical Account The Third Statistical Account: Fife  p 474

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect20 November 1896LVI Supplement, p 16
Item 2 of 5Architect17 July 1914XCII Supplement, p 17 - obituary of Gillespie
Item 3 of 5Builder1896CVII p 88
Item 4 of 5Building News1890LIX p 749
Item 5 of 5Fifeshire Advertiser21 November 1890   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glenrothes HouseFife Health Board Minutes
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Walker: L v26 no2132
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle nos 173, 247, 1460, 1461, 1491, 1799, 1906, 2515