Basic Site Details

Name: Glen Afton Sanatorium
Town, district or village: New Cumnock
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: It is stated by experts that a heavy rainfall has no effect on consumptives during treatment and therefore the Ayrshire sanatorium is to be built on a 30 acre site 825 feet above sea level at Glen Afton, a very wet district on the border of the county at a cost of 2,000. Plans have been prepared. [British Architect 10 April 1903 Page 274]

Note The site chosen for the Ayrshire Consumptive Sanatorium was given as Cracow Glen, 800 feet above sea level in British Architect 10 April 1903 Page 273

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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Ayrshire Consumptive Sanatorium   
Item 2 of 3Glenafton Hospital  
Item 3 of 3Glenafton Sanatorium  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519041906Construction(?) 
Item 2 of 5June 1906 Opened 
Item 3 of 51909  Extension
Item 4 of 51913  Further extension
Item 5 of 510 October 1952 * AdditionPlans prepared for proposed verandah for TB patients

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 5Francis Ebenezer JonesArchitect 1903 F E Jones Provided design
Item 2 of 5William Samuel Weatherley and Francis Ebeneze JonesArchitectural practice 1903 F E Jones provided design
Item 3 of 5Allan StevensonArchitectA19041906Acted as site architect
Item 4 of 5Thomas McGill CasselsArchitectA19051906(?)Acted as site architect - as managing assistant to Allan Stevenson
Item 5 of 5Allan StevensonArchitectB19081909Extensions

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 1Sewage Works, Glenafton Hospital 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Kelynack, T N (Ed)1914Tuberculosis Year Book and Sanatoria Annual, 1913-14  pp291-2
Item 2 of 3Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnpp178-9 Illustration
Item 3 of 3Richardson, 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 3British Architect10 April 1903  p273 - basic details, p274
Item 2 of 3Builder10 October 1952  p528
Item 3 of 3Lancet14 July 1906  p128

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Ayrshire Archives (from February 2007)Darley- Hay Partnership archive Plans
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas McGill Cassels: L v16 no 1175