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Basic Site Details

Name: Kirklands Mental Hospital
Town, district or village: Bothwell
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Bothwell
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Originally a house; altered to become asylum.

Demolished to make way for new Kirklands Hospital (see DSA Building No 411817).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Bothwell Asylum  
Item 2 of 4Bothwell District Asylum  
Item 3 of 4Kirkland Lunatic Asylum  
Item 4 of 4Kirklands Asylum  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hospital  
Item 2 of 2AsylumYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41871 Alteration/conversionTo form asylum
Item 2 of 41879 Alteration/conversionThe old Kirklands private asylum (for 60 patients) bought by Glasgow District Board
Item 3 of 418791881AdditionGothic additions
Item 4 of 41904 AdditionNurses' home and cottages


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 6Thomas Halket (junior)ArchitectD1871 Alterations and additions to form asylum
Item 2 of 6___ BroomheadArchitect 18791881Gothic additions
Item 3 of 6Alex Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practice 1904 Nurses' home and cottages
Item 4 of 6Alexander CullenArchitectA1904 Nurses' home and cottages
Item 5 of 6James LochheadArchitectA1904 Nurses' home and cottages
Item 6 of 6William BrownArchitectA1904 Nurses' home and cottages


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow District Board of Lunacy 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 3, pp 41-2
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Kirklands Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect18 February 1871  p95

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Horatio Kelson Bromhead: Fv14 p37


© All rights reserved. From Architect 18 February 1871, p95 

© All rights reserved. From Architect 18 February 1871, p95