Basic Site Details

Name: Philipshill Auxiliary Hospital
Town, district or village: Thorntonhall
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built as an auxiliary hospital for the Victoria Infirmary. Building dated 1931. Chapel is B Listed.

Cost of 1940 extension: 100,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Philipshill HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Victoria Auxiliary Infirmary, Philipshill  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219251931  
Item 2 of 2c. 19391944 Four new wards built after it was decided in 1939 to develop Philipshill as an orthopaedic unit


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 6David SalmondArchitectA19251931 
Item 2 of 6James Henry GrayArchitectA19251931 
Item 3 of 6John WatsonArchitectA19251931 
Item 4 of 6Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceA19251931 
Item 5 of 6John Watson (junior)ArchitectB1940 Extension
Item 6 of 6Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceB1940 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Department of Health for Scotlandwith Nuffield Trustees - client for 1940 extension
Item 2 of 2Nuffield Trusteeswith Department of Health for Scotland - client for 1940 extension

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 2Philipshill Auxiliary Hospital, John Innes Memorial Chapel 
Item 2 of 2Philipshill Auxiliary Hospital, nurses' home 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Murray, Ian (parts written by John Watson Junior) The Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow 1890-1938  p13 + 86-89
Item 2 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Philipshill Hospital
Item 3 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1927   170 (entrance lodge)
Item 4 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1929   194
Item 5 of 5RSA1926   556, 566

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Herald29 April 1929  Obituary of Innes (chapel is memorial to John Innes, shipbuilder)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Greater Glasgow Health Board ArchivesGreater Glasgow Health Board Archives Annual Reports of Victoria Infirmary vol XIII, 26/99, 6 July 1926
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1026Chapel
Item 3 of 4Mitchell Library GlasgowOffice Plans and drawings of Watson, Salmond & Gray Original plans
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Watson Junior: F no3983 (box 31)