Basic Site Details

Name: Canniesburn Hospital and Convalescent Home
Town, district or village: Bearsden
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Windows by Henry Hope & Sons, 1936.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Canniesburn Auxilliary HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Royal Infirmary Auxiliary HospitalYes 
Item 3 of 3Zachary Merton Convalescent HomeYes 

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 1Switchback RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2April 1935 Construction 
Item 2 of 219361938Build/construction 


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 4James Carruthers WalkerArchitectA19351938As chief assistant to James Miller
Item 2 of 4James MillerArchitectA19351938With James Carruthers Walker as chief assistant
Item 3 of 4George James MillerArchitectA19361938 
Item 4 of 4James Miller & SonArchitectural practiceA19361938 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Macfarlane, James - chairman of the Glasgow Royal InfirmaryDonated first part of site in 1926, with his brother

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 2Canniesburn Hospital, Geriatric Unit 
Item 2 of 2Canniesburn Hospital, Plastic Surgery Unit 138-bed unit, two main blocks: one 5-storey block and one single storey development


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp217
Item 2 of 5Murray, William1975The Burgh of Bearsden Bearsden Town Councilp54-55,58
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 5 of 5RSA1938   646

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News1931Jan-Jun p224
Item 2 of 5Architect and Building News1935Jan-Jun p291
Item 3 of 5Architects Journal3 March 1938  p364 (Description, plan, architects' perspective and photograph)
Item 4 of 5BuilderEarly 1938CLIV p980 (illustration)
Item 5 of 5Glasgow Herald7 January 1938   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19256 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/57
Item 3 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 1 drawing, photographs, and press cutting