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Glasgow, Gartloch Hospital, Asylum Block

Hospital Block (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Gartloch Hospital, Asylum Block

Classification Hospital Block (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Gartloch Asylum; Administration Block; Treatment Villas; Dining And Recreation Hall; Link Corridors; Bathroom Blocks; Sanitary Annexes

Canmore ID 164308

Site Number NS66NE 29

NGR NS 68469 67141

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Cadder (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

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Asylum Section Gartloch Hospital, Gartloch Road, 1889, Thomson & Sandilands

Competition win for the City of Glasgow District Asylum, by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's son John and his Beaux-Arts-trained partner Robert Douglas Sandilands. A luxury asylum for 500 paying mental patients, with central administration offices and huge water towers, plus less elaborate scattered annexes for the mentally ill poor and for the original nurses' homes, dining and recreation areas, workshops and other facilities. French Renaissance with Scots Baronial details. Jacobean internal stair balustrades, Art Nouveau leaded glass stair windows. Ground-floor dado-panelled and elaborately decorated Boardroom, with Jacobean fireplaces. Inset bronze plaque lists members of the City of Glasgow Lunacy Board. Similar Baronial ornamental details on Dining & Recreation block and exterior of Boiler House and Workshops Block. Closed 2002 and partly demolished, awaiting new use.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Architecture Notes

NS66NE 29.00 NS 68469 67141

NS66NE 29.01 NS 68422 67096 Laundry

NS66NE 29.02 NS 68434 67084 Rear laundry block

NS66NE 29.03 NS 68440 67094 Tank

NS66NE 29.04 NS 68441 67113 Boiler house

NS66NE 29.05 NS 68430 67116 Chimney

NS66NE 29.06 NS 68475 67211 Workshop, N block

NS66NE 29.07 NS 68478 67170 Workshop, S block

NS66NE 29.08 NS 68359 67135 Hospital administration block

NS66NE 29.09 NS 68346 67111 Hospital

NS66NE 29.10 NS 68376 67005 Nurses home / Pharmacy block

See also

NS66NE 30 NS 68045 66966 New nurses home

NS66NE 31 NS 68153 67409 West lodge

NS66NE 61 NS 68238 67110 Mortuary

NS66NE 62 NS 68182 66991 Superintendent's house


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