Aberdeen City HER - NJ90NW0714 - ELMHILL HOUSE

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Primary ReferenceNJ90NW0714
NRHE Card No.NJ90NW832
NRHE Numlink 148783
HES LB No. 19984
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Former Lunatic Asylum established in 1862 to relieve the problem of overcrowding at the Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum (Royal Cornhill Hospital - NJ90NW1195), and intended to be for the care of private patients able to pay a guinea a week or more. Designed by William Ramage in Italian villa style, it is on an E-plan, the original hospital is 3-storey with basement, of 13 bays, built of tooled coursed granite finely finished to the margins. It was set in pleasure grounds laid out with terraces and drives. The 2nd edition OS map shows another building to the south. The hospital was remodelled and Elmhill House converted in the 1930s to a nurses' home. Elmhill House was severely damaged by bombing in World War II. The principal (southeast) elevation as a near-symmetrical 3-bay gabled entrance block stepped forward.
Last Update05/04/2018
Updated Bycpalmer
Date of Compilation13/09/2017

Easting: 392697.903140023, Northing: 807338.48599243

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National Grid Reference: NJ 9269 0733

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