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TITLE
Dunbar's Hospital
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_3289_P308
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31753
KEYWORDS
hospitals
Dunbars Hospital
Dunbar
provosts
buildings
schools
health
Dunbar's Hospital

Dunbar's Hospital was built in 1668 and was given to Inverness by Provost Alexander Dunbar. It is said to be constructed using stone from the dismantled Cromwell's Citadel.

The building had several uses in its time. It was the Grammar School until the opening of the Royal Academy in 1792. It was a 3-storey building and at one time there was a Female School and Female Work Society upstairs while fire engines were kept downstairs. During the cholera epidemic of 1849 part of the building was again used as a hospital.

This engraving can be found in 'Invernessiana: Contributions toward A History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599', by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. It is digitised from the author's own copy, part of his book collection, which is now held at Inverness Library

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Dunbar's Hospital

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1870s

hospitals; Dunbars Hospital; Dunbar; provosts; buildings; schools; health

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Dunbar's Hospital was built in 1668 and was given to Inverness by Provost Alexander Dunbar. It is said to be constructed using stone from the dismantled Cromwell's Citadel.<br /> <br /> The building had several uses in its time. It was the Grammar School until the opening of the Royal Academy in 1792. It was a 3-storey building and at one time there was a Female School and Female Work Society upstairs while fire engines were kept downstairs. During the cholera epidemic of 1849 part of the building was again used as a hospital.<br /> <br /> This engraving can be found in 'Invernessiana: Contributions toward A History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599', by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. It is digitised from the author's own copy, part of his book collection, which is now held at Inverness Library