Basic Site Details

Name: Stirling District Asylum
Town, district or village: Larbert
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1866-7 work: 20,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Bellsdyke Hospital Later name.
Item 2 of 4Bellsdyke Mental Hospital  
Item 3 of 4Larbert Asylum  
Item 4 of 4Stirling District Hospital  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Psychiatric hospital  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518661869Build/construction 
Item 2 of 51893  New hospital wing - rebuilding of William Stirling II and James Brown of Currie's buildings.
Item 3 of 51907  Nurses Home
Item 4 of 51914 AdditionProposed Reception Hospital. Contracts advertised
Item 5 of 527 November 1959 Proposedmodernisation plan, est. cost 250,000 per Builder p783


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 12William Stirling III  18661867 
Item 2 of 12James Brown C18681869Completed Asylum after William Stirling III became ill
Item 3 of 12A & W Black A1893 New hospital wing - rebuilding of William Stirling III and James Brown of Currie's buildings
Item 4 of 12William Black A1893 New hospital wing - rebuilding of William Stirling III and James Brown of Currie's buildings
Item 5 of 12A & W Black B1907 Nurses' home
Item 6 of 12William Black B1907 Nurses' home
Item 7 of 12A & W Black D1914 Reception Hospital
Item 8 of 12William Black D1914 Reception Hospital
Item 9 of 12Cullen, Lochhead & Brown F1960s Modernisation (?)
Item 10 of 12George Harold Emmett Hall F1960s Modernisation (?)
Item 11 of 12Lockhart Whiteford Hutson F1960s Modernisation (?)
Item 12 of 12Stuart Clink F1960s Modernisation (?)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Lunacy Board for Stirlingshire, Dumbartonshire West Lothian & ClackmannanshirClient for 1860s 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 2Larbert Emergency Hutted Hospital, Bellsdyke 
Item 2 of 2Ward Units for the Mentally HandicappedPresumably part of Stirling District Asylum?

Cost: 2million.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Darragh, 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, p 398 (kitchen)
vol 3, pp 141-3
Item 2 of 5Groome, Francis H1893Ordnance GazeteerNew ed.  
Item 3 of 5Love, J1928Local Antiquarian Notes and Queries Falkirk: Falkirk Library 
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect10 July 1914  British Architect 10 July 1914 p viii - contracts
Item 2 of 5Builder7 April 1866XXIV  
Item 3 of 5Builder27 November 1959  p783
Item 4 of 5Building News10 July 1914  Page 62 - contracts open
Item 5 of 5Falkirk Herald6 February 1907  Obituary