Basic Site Details

Name: Stobhill Hospital
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Design competition assessed by John James Burnet and Dr D Mackintosh.

Established as a Poor Law hospital along with Eastern District Hospital and Western District Hospital - all opened on same day.

Water tower block, administration block and superintendent's house are all B Listed

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow General HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Stobhill General HospitalYes 

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 1133, Balornock RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 918991900Competition design 
Item 2 of 919011905ConstructionIncluded water tower
Item 3 of 9January 1901 Contracts advertised 
Item 4 of 9October 1901 Foundation stone 
Item 5 of 915 September 1904 Opened 
Item 6 of 91931  New maternity bock, and administration block and staff accomodation (to west of entrance) converted into nurses' home
Item 7 of 91948 ProposedNew hospital buildings
Item 8 of 91960s AdditionAdditions and alterations?
Item 9 of 9Before 1981 Redevelopment 

People

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 19Andrew David HaxtonArchitectBc. 18991904Second premiated competition design (£150 premium), but awarded commission - as assistant to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 2 of 19Gavin LennoxArchitectBc. 18991904Second premiated competition design (£150 premium), awarded commission - as apprentice to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 3 of 19James ChristieArchitectBc. 1899 Second premiated competition design (£150 premium), awarded commission - as apprentice to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 4 of 19John ThomsonArchitectBc. 18991904Second premiated competition design (£150 premium), but awarded commission
Item 5 of 19Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectBc. 18991904Second premiated competition design (£150 premium), but awarded commission
Item 6 of 19Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceBc. 18991904Second premiated competition design (£150 premium), but awarded commission
Item 7 of 19Edward Page HowardArchitectA1900 First premiated competition design in collaboration with Robert Weir Schultz (£200 premium), but lost commission to Thomson & Sandilands (possibly due to cost)
Item 8 of 19Robert Weir SchultzArchitectA1900 First premiated competition design in collaboration with Edward Page Howard (£200 premium), but lost commission to Thomson & Sandilands (possibly due to cost)
Item 9 of 19John RogersonArchitectC1900 Fourth premiated competition design (£50 premium)
Item 10 of 19Macwhannell & RogersonArchitectural practiceC1900 Fourth premiated competition design (£50 premium)
Item 11 of 19Ninian MacwhannellArchitectC1900 Fourth premiated competition design (£50 premium)
Item 12 of 19Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceD1931 Administration block and staff accomodation (to west of entrance) converted into nurses' home - with Somers as City Engineer
Item 13 of 19Thomas Peter Miller SomersArchitectD1931 Administration block and staff accomodation (to west of entrance) converted into nurses' home
Item 14 of 19Robert BruceArchitect 1948 As City Engineer, for new hospital buildings
Item 15 of 19Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceK1960s Additions and alterations?
Item 16 of 19George Harold Emmett HallArchitectK1960s Additions and alterations?
Item 17 of 19Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectK1960s Additions and altertions?
Item 18 of 19Stuart ClinkArchitectK1960s Additions and alterations?
Item 19 of 19James Campbell HutchisonArchitectHBefore 1981 Upgrading

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Greater Glasgow Health BoardFor 1970s/80s work
Item 2 of 2Western Regional Hospital BoardFor 1960s work

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 2Stobhill Hospital, Clinical Teaching Centre 
Item 2 of 2Stobhill Hospital, theatre suite 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishingp55
Item 2 of 9McKay, G Poorhouses & Almshouses   
Item 3 of 9Ottewill, David1979Robert Weir Schultz (1860-1951): An Arts and Crafts Architect Architectural History v22, 1979, pp87-115p102
Item 4 of 9RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 9RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 6 of 9Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 7 of 9Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1904   312 (Thomson & Sandilands)
Item 8 of 9Watt, O M1971Stobhill Hospital: The First 70 Years   
Item 9 of 9Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p429 (nurses' home)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9British Architect4 October 1901  p249 with descriptive notes
Item 2 of 9Builder16 June 1900LXXVIII p591
Item 3 of 9Builder14 July 1900LXXIX  
Item 4 of 9Builder21 July 1900LXXIX p55
Item 5 of 9Builder8 September 1900LXXIX pp214-5
Item 6 of 9BuilderEarly 1900LXXVIII p189
Item 7 of 9Builder12 March 1948  p322 proposed new hospital buildings
Item 8 of 9Builders Journal28 November 1906   
Item 9 of 9Building News11 January 1901  pxiv

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33289Water tower block
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33290Administration building
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33291Superintendent's house
Item 4 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52237Mortuary block. C listed.
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Christie: L v16 no1180; Andrew David Haxton: L v24 no1962; Robert Douglas Sandilands: F v17 p51 no1122 (microfilm reel 12); John Thomson: F v17 p55 no1124 (microfilm reel 12)