Basic Site Details

Name: Greenock Royal Infirmary Convalescent Home
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Closed down.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Larkfield HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 819271930  
Item 2 of 821 December 1929 Opened 
Item 3 of 819401942 Additions?
Item 4 of 8November 1951 Design exhibitedHospital ward block at Greenock by R Llewelyn Davies the conclusion of an investigation into the functions and designs of hospitals
Item 5 of 8May 1951 AdditionPlans in hand for large extensions by the architect R Llewellyn Davis
Item 6 of 8August 1951 AdditionPlans in hand for a new block estimated at over 100,000.
Item 7 of 81953 AdditionExperimental block
Item 8 of 81969 Build/constructionWard 1 built


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 10Abercrombie & Maitland A1929  
Item 2 of 10James Steel Maitland A1929  
Item 3 of 10William John Brockie Wright  19401942Additions?
Item 4 of 10Forbes Murison B1951 As chief architect to Western District Hospital Board Scotland in association with Richard Llewelyn Davies
Item 5 of 10Richard Llewelyn Davies (Professor Lord) B19511953Experimental hospital ward block.
Item 6 of 10Crawford & Neil A1969 Ward 1
Item 7 of 10Crawford & Neil A1969  
Item 8 of 10Frederick Whiteford Phillips A1969 Ward 1
Item 9 of 10James Neil A1969  
Item 10 of 10Robert Ewing Lowe McCready A1969  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p564
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970  p115
Item 4 of 5Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Larkfield Hospital
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Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder30 November 1951  p747-51
Item 2 of 3Builder25 May 1951  p768
Item 3 of 3Builder10 August 1951  p198

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Steel Maitland: F no3023 (box 15); William John Brockie Wright: F no4025 (box 31)