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14 May 2012

1864 – Craig Dunain Hospital, Inverness, Scotland

Architect: James Matthews Craig Dunain Hospital was the only hospital for psychiatric illness in the Highlands, and formerly the Highland District Lunatic Asylum – Scotland’s third oldest district asylum. Closed in 1999, in...

14 May 2012

1879 – Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland

Architect: David Bryce The new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, constructed between 1870 and 1879 provided an unprecedented 600 beds, arranged in eight three-storey pavilions with one large ward on each floor. At the...

14 May 2012

1834 – Crichton Royal Asylum, Dumfries, Scotland

Architect: William Burn Designed with two central octagonal towers from which wings for the patients extended, Burns work at Crichton was a very ambitious project that was ultimately not completed. Only one of...

12 April 2012

1792 – Westmoreland Lock Hospital, Townsend Street, Dublin

Architect: The architect of the Westmoreland Lock Hospital is uncertain. The archives of the Irish Architectural Archive mention drawings by Francis Johnston for wings and rear additions. There is also a suggestion of...

12 April 2012

1893 – Unbuilt adaptations to Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Incomplete scheme that added a chapel and wards to the earlier building by John Bourke of 1861. The scheme included a tower on the main block, possibly to emulate...

27 March 2012

1876 – Proposed New Infirmary, Cardiff, Wales

Architect: Bell & Roper Sketch of administration block and block plans, as published in The Building News, May 26th 1876.

14 February 2012

1843 – Glasgow Royal Asylum, Gartnavel, Scotland

Architect: Charles Wilson An unusual design in Tudor Gothic, built in 1842-43, with the chapel completed in 1904. Initially built to hold 420 patients and later extended. Each range was U-shaped with the...

25 January 2012

1870s – General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario

Founded in 1848, the hospital became a part of Hamilton Health Sciences in 1996 when Hamilton General, Henderson General, McMaster University Medical Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Chedoke Hospital merged.

09 December 2011

1798 – Foundling Hospital Dining Hall, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston In 1704 the Foundling hospital of Dublin was opened. From 1,500 to 2,000 children were received annually. A large income was derived from a duty on coal. Conditions in the...