Basic Site Details

Name: Gartloch Hospital, new nurses' home
Town, district or village: Gartcosh
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Situated on western edge of Gartloch Hospital site.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gartloch RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119371939Build/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 2Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceA19371939Thomas P M Somers as City Engineer
Item 2 of 2Thomas Peter Miller SomersArchitectA19371939As Glasgow City Engineer

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1City of Glasgow District Asylum for Pauper LunaticsInformation from Managers Minutes per Suzanne Mireylees.

The new Gartloch Lunatic Asylum and Hospital, which has been completed by the Glasgow and Distruct Lunacy Board, has just been opened for patients. The asylum and hospital are situated on the old Gartloch Estate, lying about seven miles east of Glasgow. The buildings consist of two parts, asylum and hospital, with workshops, laundry, electric lighting plant etc. The asylum comprises four blocks, the male and female patients’ accommodation being separate, and each block is connected to the administrative department by covered ways. In the central portion are a dining hall, kitchen, sculleries and general stores, and over the dining hall is placed a recreation hall. The official block is situated to the north, and is flanked by two toweres, each rising to a height of 130 feet. Here are the Board Room, doctor’s room, waiting rooms etc on the ground floor; and on the upper stories, sleeping accommodation for the staff. Each block is divided into two wards with dormitories above, and is equipped with boot rooms, lavatory accommodation, and large bathrooms entered from the corridors. Like the asylum, the hospital consists of two main parts, one for male and the other for female patients. These are of similar construction and arrangement, and in each are placed observation wards for newly-admitted patients, wards for physically ailing inmates, for those requiring special nursing by reason of old age and infirmity, and for those suffering from infectious diseases. It is entirely separate from the asylum and has its own kitchen, dining hall, doctor’s room, nurses apartments, etc. The asylum has accommodation for 380 patients and the hospital for about *. But meantime only part of the buildings are in occupation. Special water reservoirs have been constructed and the electric light has been installed. The architects were Messrs Thomson and Sandilands of Glasgow. The total cost of the work will, it is estimated, be about £200,000. [Builder 26 June 1897 p575]


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p481

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33872