Basic Site Details

Name: Old Monkland Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Coatbridge
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost of A McGregor Mitchell work: 23,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Coathill Fever Hospital  
Item 2 of 2Coathill Hospital  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hospital  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Old Monkland Poorhouse, Hospital StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41861   
Item 2 of 41874  Fever hospital block
Item 3 of 4c. 1900  New ward blocks
Item 4 of 41910  Superintendent's house and lodge


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6Robert BairdArchitectD1861 Original building
Item 2 of 6Robert BairdArchitectA1874 Fever hospital block
Item 3 of 6Alexander McGregor MitchellArchitectBc. 1900 New ward blocks
Item 4 of 6Alexander McGregor Mitchell (junior)ArchitectBc. 1900 New ward blocks - as assistant to his father, A McGregor Mitchell Senior
Item 5 of 6Alexander RobertsonArchitectBc. 1900 New ward blocks - as assistant to Alexander McGregor Mitchell
Item 6 of 6Alexander McGregor Mitchell (junior)ArchitectC1910 Superintendent's house and lodge


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peden, Allan1992The Monklands: an illustrated architectural guide RIASp58
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Coathill Hospital

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Greater Glasgow Health Board ArchivesGreater Glasgow Health Board Archives Plans of poorhouse block from Common Services Agency
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander McGregor Mitchell Junior: L v19 no1464; Alexander Robertson: L v20 no1546