Basic Site Details

Name: Dumbarton Combination Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Dumbarton
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718621865 Original building
Item 2 of 71866  Additional infirmary block
Item 3 of 71912  Alterations/additions and waterworks
Item 4 of 719141926 Alterations
Item 5 of 7After 1930Before 1941 Structural alterations - conversion of wards into operating theatres and provision of decontamination facilities
Item 6 of 71936  Alterations and/or additions - plans dated
Item 7 of 721 March 1952 * AdditionProposed construction of two corridors to link existing hospital buildings

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 14James Campbell WalkerArchitect 18621865Original building
Item 2 of 14Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectB1912 Alterations/additions? - may be by Denny alone.
Item 3 of 14Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceB1912 Alterations/additions? - may be by Denny alone.
Item 4 of 14William John BlainArchitectB1912 Alterations/additions? - may be by Denny alone.
Item 5 of 14Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectC1912 Waterworks
Item 6 of 14Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceC1912 Waterworks
Item 7 of 14William John BlainArchitectC1912 Waterworks
Item 8 of 14Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectD19141926Alterations
Item 9 of 14Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceD19141926Alterations
Item 10 of 14William John BlainArchitectD19141926Alterations
Item 11 of 14Sam BuntonArchitectFAfter 1930Before 1941Structural alterations - conversion of wards into operating theatres and provision of decontamination facilities
Item 12 of 14Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectE1936 Alterations and/or additions - plans dated
Item 13 of 14Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceE1936 Alterations and/or additions - plans dated
Item 14 of 14William John BlainArchitectE1936 Alterations and/or additions - plans dated


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Townend Hospital Management Committee1952 proposed additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed under Townend Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder21 March 1952  p464
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Herald8 January 1914  p5
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Herald25 December 1914  p3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 30850/1-37
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Work by Denny & Blain: 29 sheets drawings (roll 57)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William John Blain: F no1754 (microfilm reel 14); Sam Bunton: L no5037 (combined box 52)