Basic Site Details

Name: Govan District Asylum
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Design competition assessed by Sydney Mitchell.

Cost: 200,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Govan District Hospital  
Item 2 of 4Hawkhead Asylum and Hospital  
Item 3 of 4LeverndalYes 
Item 4 of 4Leverndale HospitalYes 

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 1510, Crookston RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718901895Construction 
Item 2 of 73 October 1893 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 7September 1895 OpenedFirst patients received
Item 4 of 723 January 1896 OpenedFormal opening
Item 5 of 71903  Additions - infirm ward pavilions and homes
Item 6 of 7After 1919Before 1931 Eight houses, enteric carriers pavilion and solarium
Item 7 of 71960s AdditionTreatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)

People

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 14Fred RowntreeArchitectA18901895Design commission (won in competition)
Item 2 of 14Malcolm StarkArchitectA18901895Design commission (won in competition)
Item 3 of 14Stark & RowntreeArchitectural practiceA18901895Design commission (won in competition)
Item 4 of 14John Galt MitchellArchitectA18921893As assistant to Stark & Rowntree
Item 5 of 14(Dr) Colin SinclairArchitectB1903 Additions - infirm ward pavilions and homes
Item 6 of 14David BarclayArchitectB1903 Additions - infirm ward pavilions and homes
Item 7 of 14H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB1903 Additions - infirm ward pavilions and homes
Item 8 of 14James TaylorArchitect After 1919Before 1931Eight houses, enteric carriers pavilion and solarium
Item 9 of 14Archibald CrawfordArchitectG1960s Treatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 10 of 14Ian Alexander SinclairArchitectG1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 11 of 14John Crowe McBrideArchitectG1960s Treatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 12 of 14John Watson (junior)ArchitectG1960s Treatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 13 of 14Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceG1960s Treatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 14 of 14William MacDonaldArchitectG1960s Treatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Govan Board of Controlfor James Taylor work
Item 2 of 3Govan District Lunacy Board 
Item 3 of 3Western Regional Hospital BoardFor 1960s work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, p 266
vol 3, pp 93-5
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Leverndale Hospital

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder28 September 1895LXIX p224
Item 2 of 3Building Industries15 June 1903  For Barclay work
Item 3 of 3Building News7 February 1890  p294

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Greater Glasgow Health Board ArchivesGreater Glasgow Health Board Archives Plans
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33597 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33594Gate lodge
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Galt Mitchell: L v1 no91 (microfilm reel 29); Colin Sinclair: L v1 no54 (microfilm reel 29); James Taylor: F no2971 (box 15)