Basic Site Details

Name: Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Bathgate
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Building News 6 December 1901 Page 762:
'The new fever hospital which has been erected at Tipperhill [sic], near Bathgate, was formally opened on Saturday afternoon. The building and furnishings have cost over 8,500. The new hospital gives accommodation for twenty-eight beds; teo pavilions containing twelve beds each, and the two observation wards, which are attached to the administration block, accommodating two beds each. The cost per bed works out at 316. Messrs John Melvin and Sons, Alloa, are the architects.'

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Fever Hospital Tippethill  
Item 2 of 2Tippethill HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1December 1901 Opened 


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 2John Melvin & SonArchitectural practiceA1901  
Item 2 of 2John Melvin (junior)ArchitectA1901  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Tippethill Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder6 December 1901  p762