1055 GREAT WESTERN ROAD GARTNAVEL ROYAL HOSPITAL, GARDEN, BOUNDARY AND RETAINING WALLS (Ref:32318)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: See Notes,
Group Cat: B,
Map Ref: NS 5502 6802.
Charles Wilson, architect, 1841-3. Large Tudor style hospital in 2 detached E-plan ranges set at right angles; 2 or 3 storeys; attics and basements. More elaborate W range for wealthy patients, E range for the less fortunate, and correspondingly plainer. Both of stugged ashlar with polished margins and dressings; stonecleaned. W RANGE: symmetrical N facade of 35 bays arranged with 11-bay 2-storey blocks with 3-bay 3-storey end pavilions. 7-bay 3-storey central paviion (containing Superintendent's flat) rising to 4-storey tower over entrance. 4-centred arched portals at pavilions with square-headed hoodmoulds and mask label-stops (portrait heads of Victoria and Albert to centre). Recessed architraved tripartite doorpiece to central pavilion with glazed lights. All windows in roll-moulded reveals and hood moulds. Single or bipartite with transoms and mullions; tripartite at pavilions flanked by buttresses rising to tall octagonal pinnacles. Continuous roll-moulding at cills, deep plain parapet at eaves, tall linked axial Tudor stacks. Flanks detailed as above. REAR ELEVATION: coursed stugged ashlar; single light windows with some full-height canted oriels. Linking flanks, tall coursed rubble walls to gardens. INTERIOR: central pavilion includes superintendent's private apartments; private garden to rear. Wings (separate male and female accommodation) with small private chambers opening off wide galleries, some with original 3-arch timber screens. E RANGE: 21 bays arranged with 3-bay 3-storey end pavilions and 5-bay 3-storey central pavilions. Details as above except hood-moulds only to ground floor and label stops of doorpiece simple blocks. S flank with 2 small ogee-domed pavilions linking tall coursed rubble garden wall to S, (airing ground). INTERIOR: with large dormitories, few smaller rooms off. Large dining hall, now modernised.
Built as Royal Lunatic Asylum. Part of Gartnavel Royal B
Plans in NMRS showing proposed chapel built to link E and
W ranges. Information from Rev'd D Haley, Chaplain.
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