Basic Site Details

Name: Riccartsbar Asylum
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 12,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Burgh Asylum  
Item 2 of 3Paisley Lunatic Asylum  
Item 3 of 3Riccartsbar Hospital  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418721876  
Item 2 of 44 December 1872 Plans submitted 
Item 3 of 41903  Superintendent's House
Item 4 of 41912 Plans submittedAdditions


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 3John HoneymanArchitect 18721876 
Item 2 of 3Charles DavidsonArchitect 1903 Superintendent's House
Item 3 of 3Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitect 1912 Additions


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 An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 3, pp 130-1 (block plans only; no illustrations)
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Brief reference

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1 July 1876XXXIV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 2 of 3Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans for Superintendent's House and additions of 1912
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Honeyman: F v5 p21, microfiche 87/D4