Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 68476 96718
368476, 796718

Removal Reason

Building has been demolished.


1900-01 by George Coutts of Aberdeen. Modelled on the Bavarian Sanatorium at Nordrach. Central tower and base of walls masonry, remainder vertical timber cladding, slate roofs. Long gabled range of

3 storeys with central granite-built, 5-storey tower. Entrance to S at foot of tower, bipartite windows to each floor above, balcony over 3rd; tall saddle-back roof. Long ward range to W with 2 pavilions at W, is a later addition (the original balconies to W have been removed); to E similar range with office and treatment rooms at ground, wards above. Large casement windows now with some variety of details and some modern and PVC replacements. Dining room (with coved ceiling) and recreation block extending from E downhill to the S, both single storey, partly gabled; the recreation block with large glazed, opening screen to S and 2 canted windows to W. N elevation with original service extensions and some modern additions. At E kitchen extension extensively rebuilt. INTERIOR: Corridor-plan, corridor running along N towards opening to S to E of entrance foyer, large, panelled reception room with some stained glass decoration in windows. Main stair in tower.

Statement of Special Interest

This was the first sanatorium to be built in Scotland. Originally called Nordrach on Dee. The Nordrach system for treating TB was pioneered by Dr Otto Walther whose first establishment opened in 1888.

Nordrach on Dee was founded by Dr David Lawson. The nurses' home demolished 1988.

Up-graded Category B to A 18 May 1998.



Information from Hospital Study project and Grampian Health Board archives. Some plans NMRs.

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