Basic Site Details

Name: Eastern District Hospital
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by John James Burnet and Dr Mackintosh, who favoured the design by Alex Cullen and James Lochhead; however, the commission went to the 3rd-placed architect, Alfred Hessell Tiltman. Cullen was then instructed to adapt his design for the Western District Hospital (see separate entry).

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

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Duke Street Hospital  

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 1247-249, Duke StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31900  Competition held
Item 2 of 31901 Design exhibitedTiltman design
Item 3 of 315 September 1904 Opened 


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 11Alfred Hessel TiltmanArchitect 19001904Placed third in competition but was awarded commission (see Notes)
Item 2 of 11James Salmon & SonArchitectural practiceA1900 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 11James Salmon (junior)ArchitectA1900 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 11John Gaff GillespieArchitectA1900 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 11William Forrest SalmonArchitectA1900 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 11John ThomsonArchitectB1900 Competition design - not successful (placed second)
Item 7 of 11Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectB1900 Competition design - not successful (placed second)
Item 8 of 11Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceB1900 Competition design - not successful (placed second)
Item 9 of 11Alexander CullenArchitectC1900 Competition design - not successful, but secured Cullen the commission for the Western District Hospital (see Notes)
Item 10 of 11James LochheadArchitectC1900 Competition design - not successful, but secured Cullen and Lochhead the commission for the Western District Hospital (see Notes)
Item 11 of 11John BaxterArchitectH1901 Competition design? May not have submitted design but be clerk of works perhaps?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Parish Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1901 Part 2 pp24, 25 (Tiltman design)
Item 2 of 6Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1901, no 1626
Item 3 of 6McKay, G Poorhouses & Almshouses   
Item 4 of 6Mireylees, Suzanne2005In the shadow of Gartloch: The life and work of John Thomson & Robert Douglas Sandilands Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrews 
Item 5 of 6O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp137
Item 6 of 6Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Duke Street Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder19 October 1901  p350
Item 2 of 4Builders Journal28 November 1906   
Item 3 of 4Building News6 September 1901  p315 with notes, plans and illustrations (Tiltman design)
Item 4 of 4Building News20 December 1901  p858- contracts

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell LibraryEastern District Parish Council Minuutes  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33896247-249 (Odd Nos) Duke Street, Former Duke Street Hospital