Basic Site Details

Name: Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Yorkhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The Renfrew and Clydebank joint hospital at Blawarthill was recently opened. The building has cost about 10,000 to erect*. To the north there is the administrative block, which contains the matron's and nurses' rooms, the kitchen, and other necessary offices, To the east and west of this block there are three pavilions. The one for the scarlet fever patients contains sixteen beds, as well as an ante-room with six beds; while the enteric fever pavilion has eight beds, and the isolation pavilion six beds. The heating of the various buildings is on the hot water pressure system. The architect was Mr Bryden, of Messrs Clark & Bell, Glasgow; while Mr Henderson, of Messrs Duff & Henderson, was the measurer; and Mr. Lees the clerk of works. [Builder 27 February 1897 p207]

*Cost: 11,000 (mentioned in A F S Bryden's LRIBA nomination paper)

In 1904-1905 the hospital was extended at a cost of about 9,000 to the designs of Stewart Paterson 14 Blythswood Square Glasgow.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Blawarthill 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 1Renfrew and Clydebank Joint hospital, Dyke RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218951897  
Item 2 of 219041905 Alterations and extensions


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 10Robert Alexander Bryden A18951897 
Item 2 of 10Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden A1897 As draughtsman and partner to his father
Item 3 of 10R A Bryden & Son A1897  
Item 4 of 10George Andrew Paterson B19031904Alterations and extensions
Item 5 of 10John Stewart B19031904Alterations and extensions
Item 6 of 10Stewart & Paterson B19031904Alterations and extensions
Item 7 of 10Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden C1906 Completion
Item 8 of 10Andrew Robertson C1906 Completion
Item 9 of 10Bryden & Robertson C1906 Completion
Item 10 of 10A J Merrilees  1931 Additions

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 1Geriatric Hospital, Blawarthillit is not clear if this was part of the old Blawarthill hospital buildings or a new hospital on part of the site.


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)Listed as Blawarthill Hospital
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p401

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect2 December 1904  Page x - tenders for extensions

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43475 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden: L v16 no1152 - 'Consumptive Sanatoria'; George Andrew Paterson: L v20 no1509