Ladysbridge Hospital was a mental health facility near Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The former hospital is a Category B listed building.[1]

Ladysbridge Hospital
Ladysbridge Hospital
Ladysbridge Hospital is located in Aberdeenshire
Ladysbridge Hospital
Shown in Aberdeenshire
LocationBanff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Coordinates57°39′46″N 2°35′25″W / 57.6627°N 2.5904°W / 57.6627; -2.5904
Care systemNHS Scotland
TypePsychiatric hospital
Emergency departmentNo
ListsHospitals in Scotland



The hospital, which was designed by Alexander Reid in the Tudor Revival style, opened as the Banff District Asylum in May 1865.[2] A separate facility for female patients, briefly known as Woodpark Succursal Asylum, was built in June 1880 but was later fully amalgamated with the main asylum.[3] An additional villa for male patients was completed in 1903.[2] The asylum became Ladysbridge Mental Hospital in the 1920s and joined the National Health Service as Ladysbridge Hospital in 1948.[4] A recreation hall was added in the 1960s.[2]

After the introduction of Care in the Community in the early 1980s, the hospital went into a period of decline and closed in May 2003.[2] The original main building was subsequently converted into terraced housing as "Ladysbridge House" within a larger development known as "Ladysbridge Village".[5]

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  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Ladysbridge Hospital, Troup, Administration and Moor Newton Blocks (Category B Listed Building) (LB3238)". Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ladysbridge Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff". Ladysbridge Stories. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Ladysbridge Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Plans for next phase of radical scheme to create new north-east village lodged". Press and Journal. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2019.