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Kilmarnock, Elmbank Avenue, Dick Institute

Hospital (First World War), Library (20th Century), Museum (20th Century)

Site Name Kilmarnock, Elmbank Avenue, Dick Institute

Classification Hospital (First World War), Library (20th Century), Museum (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) London Road, Loanhead Street; Elmbank Drive; Dick Institute Auxiliary Hospital

Canmore ID 201147

Site Number NS43NW 168

NGR NS 43271 37787

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilmarnock
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS43NW 168 43271 37787

NS 4327 3778 The Dick Institute is a Grade B Listed Building. A standing building survey of the exterior of the building was undertaken between January and April 2006 to show existing repairs, to guide future repairs, and to produce accurate elevations. A specification for repair works was drawn up by Adriel Consultancy and GUARD.

Archive to be deposited with NMRS. Final reports to be sent to NMRS and WoSAS SMR.

Sponsor: East Ayrshire Council.

C Francoz and Adriel Consultancy, 2006.

Architecture Notes


ARCHITECT: R.S. Ingram - library and museum

Destroyed by fire 1910

Rebuilt by Ingram & Brown.


Mason Work Mr Andrew Calderwood

Joiner Messrs. James Rome & Son

Plasterer Mr Falconer, Elder

Mosaic on floors Messrs Galbraith and Winton

Painter Quenton Bone

Glazier Messrs Robertson & Son

Museum Cases etc Mr James Hair

Upholstery etc Mr George Tannahill

Iron Railings Messrs Thomas Stewart & Sons

Electric Lighting Messrs Anderson & Munro (Glasgow)

Clerk of Works Mr John Smith


Mason Mr Muir & Co

Joiner Mr Hugh Daly

Plasterer Mr G & W Rome

Painter Mr James Aird

Plumber Mr Robert Stevenson

Slater Messrs Yuille & Sons

Heating Apparatus Mr John Wright


Local Authority

Measured drawing by SAD.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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