PLUSCARDEN ROAD, GRAY'S HOSPITAL (Ref:30864)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 20/08/1981.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 207 625.
James Gillespie Graham, 1815-19. Classical; 3-storey, 9-bay giant pilastered facade of polished ashlar with Roman Doric tetrastyle portico supporting entablature and bold panelled parapet. Central door, at head of steps, set in wide panel with fanlight above. Giant pilasters in outer bays support entablature and die balustrade; 2nd floor windows enlarged to break the frieze; 12-pane sash windows. Above and behind portico, octagonal stage with pedimented clock faces on alternate elevations supports drum with louvred bull's eyes, copper dome and crowning cupola. INTERIOR: Modernised circa 1980.
Corner site with West Road. In 1808 Dr Alexander Gray, who had made a fortune in India, died and left $20,000 for a hospital for "The Sick of the Poor in the Town and County of Elgin".
Former Item 180 (1981 Revised List).
NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiii, p.10. Howard Colvin,
BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, p.357.
H M Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT, (1914), p.159-160.
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Feb 25, 1815.
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