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Glasgow, 520 Bilsland Drive, Ruchill Hospital, Administration Block And Ward Pavilions

Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, 520 Bilsland Drive, Ruchill Hospital, Administration Block And Ward Pavilions

Classification Hospital (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 44068

Site Number NS56NE 155

NGR NS 58191 68285

NGR Description Centred NS 58191 68285

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 155.00 58382 68333

NS56NE 155.01 NS 58382 68333 Kitchen Block

NS56NE 155.02 NS 58376 68398 Enquiry Room

NS56NE 155.03 NS 58320 68395 Clearing House

NS56NE 155.04 NS 58422 68405 Mortuary

NS56NE 155.05 NS 58370 68438 Main Steps

NS56NE 155.06 NS 58595 68399 Stables

NS56NE 155.07 NS 58358 68484 W Gate Lodge

NS56NE 155.08 NS 58377 68481 E Gate Lodge

NS56NE 155.09 NS 58277 68473 490 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.10 NS 58286 68474 492 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.11 NS 58305 68477 500 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.12 NS 58314 68478 502 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.13 NS 58335 68478 506 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.14 NS 58397 68475 548 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.15 NS 58419 68476 554 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.16 NS 58428 68476 556 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.17 NS 58446 68470 562 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.18 NS 58454 68469 568 Bilsland Drive

NS56NE 155.19 NS 58385 68293 Water Tower

The Ward Pavilions are included within this site record as it is unclear as to whether or how many of them have been demolished since the photographs of this site were taken. Current OS Landline would suggest that 10 of the 16 pavilions have been demolished. LBLP 03/2004 GK


Standing Building Recording (4 July 2012 - 5 July 2012)

AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by Colliers International on behalf of their clients Scottish Enterprise to undertake an historic building survey of the former infectious diseases hospital complex of Ruchill Hospital at 520 Bilsland Drive, Glasgow. This work was required as a condition on the planning consent on the demolition the buildings (bar the A Listed water tower) at the request of the Glasgow City Council. The hospital complex was completed in 1900 as an infectious diseases hospital to the east of Ruchill Park and consisted of a number of ward pavilions and administration and other ancillary blocks. It was expanded in the early 20th century to include additional ward pavilions to the south of the site. The hospital was amalgamated into the National Health Service in 1948 and some of the ward pavilions to the east were also demolished to make way for a new laundry building. The NHS moved out of the site in 1998 and since that time the buildings have lain empty. They were not made watertight and, as a result, they have suffered from extensive water damage to such an extent it is now no longer possible to access the interior of the buildings as ceilings have fallen in, timbers have failed and plaster has failed due to the brick walls. At the time of survey, 12 buildings remained on site and these were recorded as a preservation by record through photographic and drawn survey.

Information from Oasis (aocarcha1-129872) 5 March 2014

Desk Based Assessment (27 June 2012)

A desk based assessment of these buildings was made by RCAHMS Threatened Building Survey following notification that listed building consent for demolition works at the site had been granted by the Scottish Government Directorate for Planning & Environmental Appeals.

The site will be prioritised for a field visit by TBS staff.

Planning Application ref – 10/00602/DC


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