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Basic Site Details

Name: Western Infirmary
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Although B Listed it is partly demolished. Information about boiler house from 'Buildings of Scotland' notes per John Gifford.

Outpatients and dispensary are at 62 Chruch Street and 10C Dumbarton Road (including chapel)

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 3Byres Road  
Item 2 of 3Church StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3Dumbarton RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 141864  Design made
Item 2 of 141870 Design exhibitedOriginal part under title 'Hospital at Gilmorehill'
Item 3 of 1418711874Construction 
Item 4 of 141875 Design exhibitedCentral Pavilion
Item 5 of 141900  Plans dated - detail of ventilator of milk house in new kitchen and offices
Item 6 of 1419021905 Dispensary
Item 7 of 1419101912 Clinical laboratory. Also 1914
Item 8 of 1419111912 New dietetic kitchen
Item 9 of 1419201921 Massage building, x-ray department
Item 10 of 1419221923 Nurses' home extension, nurses' lecture theatre
Item 11 of 1419351936 Boiler house, septic block and ENT department (plans in hand in 1935)
Item 12 of 141937  New radiology department
Item 13 of 141948  Alterations
Item 14 of 145 May 1961 Proposed₤5m re-building programme including an 18-storey tower to accommodate 580 patients to start in 1963; includes demolition in the Church Street/Byres Road area per Builder p878

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 37John Burnet (senior)ArchitectA18641874 
Item 2 of 37George BurnetArchitectA1875 Exhibited design for the central pavilion - as assistant to John Burnet Senior
Item 3 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectBAfter 1889Before 1897Additions including nurses' pavilion, steam laundry, pathological institute and operating theatre
Item 4 of 37Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceBAfter 1889Before 1897Additions including nurses' pavilion, steam laundry, pathological institute and operating theatre
Item 5 of 37James Cumming WynnesArchitectBAfter 1889Before 1899As draughtsman and chief of branch office with Burnet- additions including nurses' pavilion, steam laundry, pathological institute and operating theatre
Item 6 of 37John ArthurArchitectBAfter 1889Before 1897Nurses' pavilion, steam laundry, pathological institute and operating theatre - as assistant to Burnet Son & Campbell
Item 7 of 37Stewart McLauchlanArchitectCAfter 1896Before 1902Additions - as apprentice to John Burnet & Son
Item 8 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectI1897 Plans dated - detail of ventilator of milk house in new kitchen and offices
Item 9 of 37Bridgeford MacDougall PirieArchitectI1897 Plans dated - detail of ventilator of milk house in new kitchen and offices - as assistant with John Burnet & Son
Item 10 of 37John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceI1897 Plans dated - detail of ventilator of milk house in new kitchen and offices
Item 11 of 37James Wilkie WeddellArchitectDAfter 1899Before 1911Extensions, kitchen, wards and nurses' home - as apprentice/senior assistant to Burnet
Item 12 of 37James Austen LairdArchitectC19011901As assistant to Burnet - extensions, possibly including nurses' pavilion, steam laundry, pathological institute, operating theatre and/or dispensary
Item 13 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectC19021905Dispensary
Item 14 of 37John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceC19021905Dispensary and outpatients department (HS List dates this as c1913)
Item 15 of 37William Ferguson (junior) (or William Moncrieff Ferguson, or Willie Ferguson)ArchitectC1902(?)1905(?)Dispensary - probably involved, as assistant to John James Burnet
Item 16 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectD19101912Clinical laboratory. Also work on this 1914
Item 17 of 37John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceD19101912Clinical laboratory. Also work on this 1914
Item 18 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectD19101912Clinical laboratory. Also work on this 1914
Item 19 of 37William Ferguson (junior) (or William Moncrieff Ferguson, or Willie Ferguson)ArchitectD19101911Clinical laboratory - possibly involved, as assistant to John James Burnet
Item 20 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectE19111912New dietetic kitchen
Item 21 of 37John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceE19111912New diatetic kitchen
Item 22 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectE19111912New dietetic kitchen
Item 23 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectF19201921Massage building, x-ray department
Item 24 of 37John Burnet, Son & PartnersArchitectural practiceF19201921Massage building, x-ray department
Item 25 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectF19201921Massage building, x-ray department
Item 26 of 37Thomas Harold HughesArchitectF19201921Massage building, x-ray department
Item 27 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectG19221923Nurses' home extension and nurses' lecture theatre
Item 28 of 37Burnet, Son & DickArchitectural practiceG19221923Nurses' home extension and nurses' lecture theatre
Item 29 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectG19221923Nurses' home extension and nurses' lecture theatre
Item 30 of 37(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectP1931 Kelvin block, alterations and additions
Item 31 of 37Burnet, Son & DickArchitectural practiceP1931 Kelvin block, alterations and additions
Item 32 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectP1931 Kelvin block, alterations and additions
Item 33 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectH19351936Boiler house, septic block and ENT department
Item 34 of 37Burnet, Son & DickArchitectural practiceH1936 Boiler house, septic block and ENT department
Item 35 of 37Burnet, Son & DickArchitectural practiceJ1937 New radiology department
Item 36 of 37Norman Aitken DickArchitectJ1937 New radiology department
Item 37 of 37Robert LoveArchitect 1948 Alterations

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 2Tennent Memorial Institute of OphthalmologySculptor Archibald Dawson. Designed in collaboration woth Colonel D J Mackintosh, superintendent.
Item 2 of 2Western Infirmary, Alexander Elder Memorial Chapel 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Glasgow Contemporaries1901Glasgow Contemporaries at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century   
Item 2 of 6Glasgow Corporation1936The Book of Lennox Castle Glasgow, c1936361 (Boiler Hiouse)
Item 3 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1870   705
Item 4 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1875   621
Item 5 of 6MacQueen, L & Archibald, A B1974The Western Infirmary, 1874-1974 : a century of service to Glasgow John Horn 
Item 6 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Architect and Building News1931Jan-Jun p224
Item 2 of 11Architect and Building News1933Jul-Dec p343
Item 3 of 11Architect and Building News1937Jul-Dec p158
Item 4 of 11Architects Journal27 June 1923  For laundry extension, clinical laboratory & for diatetic kitchen
Item 5 of 11Builder28 May 1935CXLVIII Boiler house, septic block and ENT department
Item 6 of 11Builder4 June 1948  p688 - proposed alterations
Item 7 of 11Builder25 June 1948  p773 - proposed alterations
Item 8 of 11Builder5 May 1961  p878
Item 9 of 11Builders Journal25 January 190523 p48
Item 10 of 11Builders Journal20 December 1905  p348
Item 11 of 11Building News30 October 1874   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Greater Glasgow Health Board ArchivesGreater Glasgow Health Board Archives Plans
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32857Dispensary and outpatients department
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Red box no 135 (probably also 155) - Pirie as assistant to Burnet working on details
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Norman Aitken Dick: F no2686 (box 10); John Arthur: L v16 no1100; William Moncrieff Ferguson Junior: L v24 no1914 ('Western Infirmary extensions'); Stewart McLauchlan: L v7 no418 (microfilm reel 31); James Wilkie Weddell: L v21 no1667; James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516 (microfilm reel 32)

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