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Latitude: 55.0521 / 55°3'7"N
Longitude: -3.5932 / 3°35'35"W
OS Eastings: 298319
OS Northings: 574228
OS Grid: NX983742
Mapcode National: GBR 3BB0.WR
Mapcode Global: WH5WQ.S85T
Entry Name: The Crichton, Johnston House
Listing Date: 26 June 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334967
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3815
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Nith
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Sydney Mitchell, architect. Built 1898-1901. Detached hospital block; 2 storeys and attic. Roughly U-plan with rear court open to north; low east wing. Built of snecked red ashlar, mostly bull-faced, with polished dressings and strings. S ingle, mullioned and/or transomed windows, some canted at ground. West elevation asymmetrical with advanced shaped gable right, tall circular stair turret in re-entrant
angle with engaged stumpy columns below finialed bell-cast (lead) roof, and porch at ground; north gable has canted end and shaped gable-head. South elevation has advanced shaped gable right, 6 additional bays, 2 canted windows at ground, and square single storey porch in re-entrant angle. East elevation has 8 regular bays with low range projecting in
front; latter has central segmental-arched entrance, roof behind latter glazed, and with ventilators; higher timber ventilator at north end has bell-cast cap and finial.
Sash windows throughout, mostly small-paned, with plate-glass lower sashes at ground. Pedimented dormers. Corniced apex and wall-head stacks (some now removed); slated roofs.
Interior: panelled doors in architraves; some cornice plasterwork.
Built as laundry annexe; converted 1909-10 to medical offices and stores.
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