Basic Site Details

Name: Falkirk District Infectious Diseases Hospital
Town, district or village: Falkirk
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The new hospital, which is situated to the west of Camelon village, occupies a site extending to about three acres.The buildings which cost about 7,500 embrace administration, scarlet fever, enteric fever and laundry blocks besides tow observation wards. There are 24 beds in all and further cubic space has been reserved to allow for further bed accommodation in case of emergency. The archtects are Messrs A & W Black, Falkirk. [Builder 2 January 1897 p21]

NOTE - See separate entry for the later Falkirk Infectious Diseases Hospital and Sanatorium on Slamannan Road.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Camelon Day Care CentreYes 
Item 2 of 3Camelon Infectious Diseases Hospital  
Item 3 of 3Rossvail School Adult Training Centre  

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 1Glasgow RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418941896ConstructionMain block
Item 2 of 422 December 1896 OpenedMain block
Item 3 of 419061908 Single-storey wings and lodge house added
Item 4 of 41924  Half-timbered gables added to heighten end bays


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 5A & W Black A18941896Main block
Item 2 of 5William Black A18941896Main block
Item 3 of 5David Ronald  19061908Single-storey wings and lodge house added
Item 4 of 5(Captain) Alexander ('Sandy') Black B1924 Half-timbered gables added to heighten end bays
Item 5 of 5A & W Black B1924 Half-timbered gables added to heighten end bays


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Eastern District Committee of Stirlingshire1896


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp489-90
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Camelon Hospital
Item 3 of 3Stirling County Council Health Committee1897Stirling County Council Health Committee Annual Report 1893-1897   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder2 January 1897  p21

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Common Services AgencyPlans Drawings for 1924 additions formerly held?