Birkwood House

Birkwood House started as a Georgian villa built at the end of the 18th Century for the Mackirdy family. The original villa was surrounded on two sides by later larger additions in 1858, and a large front addition by James Thomson in 1890. The house was bought by Lanarkshire Council in 1920 to use as a hospital for children, and it remained a hospital until 2005. Continue reading

Stobhill Hospital

Glasgow’s Stobhill Hospital is a lovely old Victorian hospital, and is a real mish-mash of uses and buildings – some parts are almost cottage hospital like, some parts are traditional corridors-and-wards, and there are also some brand new high tech buildings. The main Victorian bit – the general hospital – closed at the beginning of the year.

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