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Inverness, Leachkin Road, Northern Counties District Lunatic Asylum

Psychiatric Hospital (19th Century)

Site Name Inverness, Leachkin Road, Northern Counties District Lunatic Asylum

Classification Psychiatric Hospital (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Craig Dunain Hospital

Canmore ID 98549

Site Number NH64SW 56

NGR NH 63635 43785

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/98549

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Inverness And Bona
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes

NH64SW 56.00 6362 4380

NH64SW 56.01 NH 6362 4380 Church

NH64SW 56.02 NH 6348 4359 Superintendant's House

NH64SW 56.03 NH 6336 4354 Cemetery

NH64SW 56.04 NH 6394 4314 West Lodge

NH64SW 56.05 NH 6350 4380 Shop

NH64SW 56.06 NH 6337 4392 Summer House

NH64SW 56.07 NH 6367 4393 Building (Works Dept)

NH64SW 56.08 NH 6368 4395 Chimney Stack

NH64SW 56.09 NH 6364 4407 Pavilion

NH64SW 56.10 NH 6359 4402 Pavilion

NH64SW 56.11 NH 6352 4404 Store

NH64SW 56.12 NH 6370 4400 Villa Block

NH64SW 56.13 NH 6381 4400 Nurses' Home

NH64SW 56.14 NH 6359 4408 Farmsteading

NH64SW 56.15 NH 6371 4417 East Lodge

NH64SW 56.16 NH 6371 4417 Bus Shelter

NH64SW 56.17 NH 6370 4317 Grounds Dept.

NH64SW 56.18 NH 6376 4410 Mortuary

NH64SW 56.19 NH 6367 4394 Laundry and Boilerhouse

Architect: Peddie & Kinnear c.1860 - competition drawings

Architect: Alexander Ross - extensions

James Matthews

Assylum:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. April 10, 1896) Additions and alterations

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. January 14, 1898) Alterations and additions

Asylum Buildings, Kinnylies:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. March 14, 1905) Alterations and additions

Byre:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. June 2, 1891)

Cottages:

Architects: Alexander Ross & Son (I.C. March 18, 1913)

Dining Rooms:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. Jan. 28, 1902)

Enginehouse stack and boiler house:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. October 5, 1897)

Gashouse, Stable:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. June 28, 1895) Additions

Grieve's house, cart shed and straw barn and corn room etc.:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. Feb. 2, 1906)

Heating of new hospital wing:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. Septmeber 24, 1897)

Mortuary:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. May 17, 1907)

Piggeries and Slaughterhouse:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. March 1, 1901)

Workshops:

Architects: Ross & Macbeth (I.C. May 29, 1903).

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Site Management (29 August 2002)

Long 2- and 3-storey range on sloping SE facing site, 45 bays with advanced gabled wings both front and rear. Rubble with tooled and polished ashlar Tarradale sandstone dressings. Centre door in SE front in slightly advanced and gabled centre bay under stepped hoodmould enclosing datestone with tall pointed-headed window with cusped tracery above.

Established in 1864 to accommodate 250-300 psychiatric patients. Now much enlarged. Listing includes main block only. Various free standing additions and later buildings not included. (Historic Scotland)

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