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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 15/12/1970


  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 51624 62692
  • Coordinates251624, 662692


Malcolm Stark and Rowntree, 1890-5, won in competition; additions by D barclay, 1903. Large hospital block, linkied ranges in symmetrical lay-out, and on hill-top site, tall asymmetrically-placed square tower a prominent landmark. Renaissance. Stugged/bull-faced ashlar with contrasting polished dressings; slate roofs; mainly 2/3 storeys, tall assembly hall central at N and set forward has buttressed flanks, pyramidal-roofed angle pavilions at N and full-height mullioned and transomed bay . Semmingly free-standing ranges either side are linked by lower ranges and corridors; former (Leven and Shiel at W, Cuillins and Nevis at E) are identical, with 3 tall storeys and long N fronts, each with 2 advanced and gabled bays with mullioned and transomed windows, promintent roof ventilators over roof junctions, remaining top floor windows break through eaves and have pedimented dormer heads; outer ranges (Etive, Grampian and Morven) are set at right angles at E and at W ends and are, broadly, similarly treated, while smaller ranges (Affric and Thurso), set in angles between N and outer ranges, also face N and have central wall-head gables with paired tall wall–head stacks. S range (administration) has 2-storey and attic centre with semi-octagonal outer bays rising above wlalhead with finialed bell-cast roofs; blocked in-antis doorpiece, pedimented dormer heads at top floor, flanking wings a storey lower.

Statement of Special Interest

Memorial stone dated 3.10.1893. Formerly Hawkhead. Listed Category A for tower and hall.



BN 7.2.1890; Builder 28.9.1895; Building Industries 15.6.1903 (for Barclay).

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Listed Buildings

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