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Upper Largo, 9-20 Woodlaw Park, John Wood's Hospital

Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Upper Largo, 9-20 Woodlaw Park, John Wood's Hospital

Classification Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) John Wood's Houses; St Andrews Road

Canmore ID 32829

Site Number NO40SW 6

NGR NO 42494 03575

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Largo
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO40SW 6.00 42494 03575

(NO 4249 0356) Hospital (NR)

OS 6" map (1938).

NO40SW 6.01 NO 42537 03563 Cottages

Largo - In 1659, a hospital for old men of the name of Wood was founded by a Mr John Wood.

OSA 1792.

Wood's Hospital, Kirkton, Largo. The original building was begun in 1665. By 1829 it had fallen into a bad state of repair, and in 1830 a new building was erected.

A S Cunningham 1913

The existing Wood's Hosptial, now an Old People's Home, is the one built around 1830 (Caretaker, Wood's Hospital). It is an unpretentious building of two storeys. A wall plaque in the entrance hall gives similar information to that by Statistical Account (OSA).

No trace of the original hospital is to be seen.

Visited by OS (EGC) 16 October 1962.

Architecture Notes

NO40SW 6.00 42494 03575


ARCHITECT: James Leslie, 1830.

Original hospital, Robert Mylne, 1665.


Field Visit (1997 - 2001)

Derek Hall managed an Historic Scotland funded project to record medieval hospital sites in Scotland. Gazetteers were produced for each regional council area between 1997 and 2001 with an overall review in 2001.


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