History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Slamannan Road Lochgreen Hospital Main Block Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Falkirk, Falkirk

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 55.9886 / 55°59'18"N

Longitude: -3.8032 / 3°48'11"W

OS Eastings: 287607

OS Northings: 678759

OS Grid: NS876787

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.VPK5

Mapcode Global: WH5QZ.KQ5Y

Entry Name: Slamannan Road Lochgreen Hospital Main Block Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 25 November 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 372477

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31251

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Town: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Falkirk South

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Find accommodation in


Built by Falkirk Burgh Council as Infectious Diseases Hospital and Sanatorium. Plans were prepared by A & W Black, in September 1881 (building presumably begun shortly thereafter). The site chosen was distant from the town, and on an eminence, for maximum ventilation and clean air.

ORIGINAL BLOCK: single storey, H-plan, symmetrical front comprising 3-bay centre range (which includes office/administration) with porch and bipartite windows; also outer ranges, which are rectangular-plan wards, advanced gables to front each with stepped hood-mould over tripartite windows, single-window bays to long flank walls. Built of snecked ashlar, slate roofs, sash and case windows, tall lower sashes with horizontal mid-height astragals, wider centre lights of tripartites with vertical glazing divides also.

Iron-railed boundary wall to street; ashlar gatepiers early 20th century in appearance.

Statement of Interest

This 'H-plan' layout is a variant of a common formula; typically womens' and mens' wards would occupy outer ranges, whilst the centre linking range would have a spinal corridor, office(s) and possibly staff/doctors' rooms and kitchen. Falkirk had originally two Infectious Diseases hospitals, the other being at Camelon.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.