Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: The Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women originally opened in 1886 in a converted house in South Cumberland Street, and moved in 1890 to Kingston House in Tradeston. In 1892 a dispensary and outpatients' department was opened in two converted houses in Paterson Street. These were superseded when this new building was constructed.

Cost of new building: 30,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Samaritan Hospital for WomenYesSince granting of Royal Charter, c.1907

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 2Butterbiggins RoadYes 
Item 2 of 267-69, Coplaw RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51895c. 1896  
Item 2 of 51907  New ward block
Item 3 of 51927  Large new wing
Item 4 of 51934  Radiological Department
Item 5 of 51936  Paying patients' annexe


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 9James Austen LairdArchitectA1895c. 1896As assistant to Macwhannel & Rogerson
Item 2 of 9John Andrew ReidArchitectA1895c. 1896As assistant to Macwhannel & Rogerson
Item 3 of 9John RogersonArchitectA1895c. 1896 
Item 4 of 9Macwhannell & RogersonArchitectural practiceA1895c. 1896 
Item 5 of 9Ninian MacwhannellArchitectA1895c. 1896 
Item 6 of 9John Andrew ReidArchitectB1907 New ward block - as assistant to Macwhannel & Rogerson
Item 7 of 9John RogersonArchitectB1907 New ward block
Item 8 of 9Macwhannell & RogersonArchitectural practiceB1907 New ward block
Item 9 of 9Ninian MacwhannellArchitectB1907 New ward block

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 5Glasgow Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Maternity Unit 
Item 2 of 5Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women, Alice Mary Corbett Memorial Nurses' Home 
Item 3 of 5Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Agnes Barr Dispensary 
Item 4 of 5Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Laundry and Laboratory 
Item 5 of 5Royal Samaritan Hospital, radiological block 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Dow, D1986The Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women   
Item 2 of 2Richardson, 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 2Builder25 May 1895LXVIII p398
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Herald8 September 1896   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33689 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Austen Laird: L v18 no1394; John Andrew Reid: L v5 no315 (microfilm reel 30)