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Paisley, Dykebar Hospital

Hospital (First World War), Hospital (20th Century), Psychiatric Hospital (20th Century)

Site Name Paisley, Dykebar Hospital

Classification Hospital (First World War), Hospital (20th Century), Psychiatric Hospital (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Dykebar War Hospital

Canmore ID 198158

Site Number NS46SE 312

NGR NS 49894 61574

NGR Description Centred on NS 49894 61574

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (2 October 2013)

Dykebar was built to serve Renfrewshire with the exception of the burghs of Paisley and Johnstone, both of which already had mental hospital provision. When opened, the hospital comprised the central administration block plus hospital admission wings on each side, two male and two female villas and a reception house, together with medical superintendent's house and the service buildings, and the lodge. In 1914, the nurses' home and a further two villas were added to the site. Large addition opened 1975, not included in listing.

The asylum was requisitioned as a war hospital, one of a number of asylums taken into military medical use. It provided beds for 500 other ranks.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 2 October 2013.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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