Basic Site Details

Name: Renfrew District Lunatic Asylum
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dykebar HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Renfrew District Asylum  

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51893 Plans drawn upOriginal scheme
Item 2 of 519091910Build/construction 
Item 3 of 510 April 1910 Opened 
Item 4 of 51914 AdditionTwo further villas, and nurses' home
Item 5 of 51960s AdditionAdditions and alterations?

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 6Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectA19091910Main building(s)
Item 2 of 6Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectB1914 Addition of two further villas and nurses' home
Item 3 of 6Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceC1960s Additions and alterations?
Item 4 of 6George Harold Emmett HallArchitectC1960s Additions and alterations?
Item 5 of 6Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectC1960s Additions and alterations?
Item 6 of 6Stuart ClinkArchitectC1960s Additions and alterations?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Western Regional Hospital BoardFor 1960 works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, pp 303-6
vol 3, pp 138-40
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Dykebar Hospital

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Greater Glasgow Health Board ArchivesGreater Glasgow Health Board Archives  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38961DYKEBAR
HOSPITAL,
(COMPRISING
ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING AND
WARDS 16, 17, 19
AND 20, WARDS 11,
12, 14 AND 15,
VILLAS 20, 22,
FORMER NURSESí
HOME, WORKSHOPS
AND SERVICE AREA
INCLUDING FORMER
MORTUARY,
LAUNDRY AND
STATION, LODGE
AND GATEPIERS
AND QUADRANT
WALLS),
GRAHAMSTON
ROAD, PAISLEY