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Port Glasgow, Broadfield Hospital

Country House (19th Century), Hospital (20th Century)

Site Name Port Glasgow, Broadfield Hospital

Classification Country House (19th Century), Hospital (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Broadstone House; Broadstone Castle

Canmore ID 75470

Site Number NS37SW 39

NGR NS 34947 73754

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Port Glasgow
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Architecture Notes

NS37SW 39.00 Broadstone Castle / Broadfield Hospital

NS37SW 39.01 NS 34806 73649 Lodge

NMRS REFERENCE:

Architect: David Bryce 1869

Site Management (13 May 1991)

Large Scots-Renaissance mansion with details based on Newark Castle: rubble, 2/3-storey with 4-storey tower, crow-stepped gables, notable conservatory: panel with letters 'ADV' and 'PKC' interwoven and 'architect 1870'. (Historic Scotland)

Broadfield Hospital was opened in 1925 and catered for mentally deficient men. Broadstone House was purchased by Paisley Burgh in 1929 to accommodate mentally deficient females and juveniles. Both units were then administered as a single hospital. The hospital closed in 2007-8 (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Archives)

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