Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish National Institution for the Training of Imbecile Children
Town, district or village: Larbert
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Formerly A Listed . Now demolished (largely re-developed before demolition). Skye building formerly B Listed, now also demolished.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Royal Scottish National Hospital Later name
Item 2 of 3Royal Scottish National Institution Later name
Item 3 of 3Skye BuildingYesMain original block

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 1Central Park AvenueYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718611864 Original building (Skye Building and principal block)
Item 2 of 718641870 Second phase of original building
Item 3 of 71877  Lodge and new wing (demolished)
Item 4 of 71900  Recreation hall
Item 5 of 7After 1925Before 1940 Male staff hostel
Item 6 of 7c. 1939  Scheme for extensions/alterations - held up by outbreak of war
Item 7 of 7After 1947Before 1955Build/constructionNursing block for 60 patients - unclear if this is the extecution of earlier scheme held up by war

People

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 12Frederick Thomas PilkingtonArchitectA18611870Original building (Skye Building and principal block)
Item 2 of 12T Pilkington & SonArchitectural practiceA18611863Original building (Skye Building and principal block) - completed by F T Pilkington alone
Item 3 of 12Thomas PilkingtonArchitectA18611863Original building (Skye Building and principal block) - completed by F T Pilkington alone
Item 4 of 12A & W BlackArchitectural practiceB1877 Lodge and new wing (demolished); alteration to Pilkington's buildings later
Item 5 of 12William BlackArchitectB1877 Lodge and new wing (demolished); alteration to Pilkington's buildings later
Item 6 of 12Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceCAfter 1925Before 1940Male staff hostel
Item 7 of 12Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectCAfter 1925Before 1940Male staff hostel
Item 8 of 12Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceDc. 1939 Scheme for extensions/alterations - held up by outbreak of war
Item 9 of 12Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectDc. 1939 Scheme for extensions/alterations - held up by outbreak of war
Item 10 of 12Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceEAfter 1947Before 1955Nursing block for 60 patients - unclear if this is the extecution of earlier scheme held up by war
Item 11 of 12Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectEAfter 1947Before 1955Nursing block for 60 patients - unclear if this is the extecution of earlier scheme held up by war
Item 12 of 12Stuart ClinkArchitectEAfter 1947Before 1955Nursing block for 60 patients - unclear if this is the extecution of earlier scheme held up by war

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Larbert House 
Item 2 of 4Larbert house, model dairy and byre 
Item 3 of 4Royal Scottish National Institution, administration block and other buildingsCHECK journal reference - is it for this block?
Item 4 of 4The Royal Scottish National Institution, hospital blockCHECK journal reference - is it for this block?

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Jeffery, T M The Life and Works of F T Pilkington Unpublished thesis, Newcastle School of Architecture 
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Royal Scottish National Hospital
Item 3 of 3RSA1861   755

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Daily Review10 January 1867   
Item 2 of 3Daily Review22 January 1867   
Item 3 of 3Falkirk Herald6 February 1907  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register Principal block. Removed from list 2015 as demolished.
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48082Skye Building. Removed from list 2015 as demolished.
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Lockhart Whiteford Hutson: F no3785 (combined box 28); Stuart Clink: A no8649; F no5054 (Combined Box 53)