Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Glasgow Asylum for the Blind
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: In 1881 a group of statuary representing Christ restoring sight to the blind was placed in a niche in the hexagonal tower at the expense of Charles Tennant, M.P. Sculptor Charles B Grassby, of Glasgow

Check date of obituary

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21879  Original buildings
Item 2 of 2c. 1890  Workshops, school and residential blocks


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 3William LandlessArchitect 1879 Original building
Item 2 of 3Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceAc. 1890 Workshops, school and residential blocks
Item 3 of 3James ThomsonArchitectAc. 1890 Workshops, school and residential blocks


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1879   679, 681
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1882   563

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News25 March 1881  Page346 - sculpture
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Herald1905  Obituary check date