Basic Site Details

Name: Alexander Hospital
Town, district or village: Coatbridge
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On the 11th inst. the trustees of the late Provost Alexander, Coatbridge, applied at the Dean of Guild Court for lining for the erection of an hospital to be called the Alexander Hospital, in Blair Street, for which the deceased left 30.000. The plans, which were passed, have been prepared by Mr A McGregor Mitchell, architect and Burgh Engineer, Coatbridge, and show a set of buildings in the Old Scotch Baronial style. The cost will be about 8,500, and there will be thirteen beds for patients meeting with accidents in the districts of Old and New Monkland and Shotts. The buildings will cover 1.5 acres of ground near Gartsherrie and Drumpellier Station, N.B.R., and will include nurses', doctor's, convalescent, etc, rooms. -Glasgow Herald. [Builder 20 February 1897 p179]

Cost of A McGregor Mitchell Junior additions: c.5,000.

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 5February 1897 Plans submitted to Dean of Guild 
Item 2 of 51 April 1899 Opened 
Item 3 of 51905  X-ray apparatus installed
Item 4 of 5c. 1911  Additions
Item 5 of 51925  New ward, nurses' apartments and operating theatre


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 2Alexander McGregor MitchellArchitect 1897  
Item 2 of 2Alexander McGregor Mitchell (junior)Architect c. 1911 Additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peden, Allan1992The Monklands: an illustrated architectural guide RIASp61
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 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 1Builder20 February 1897LXXII p179

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander McGregor Mitchell Junior: L v19 no1464