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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 372477
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31251
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Falkirk South
Traditional County: Stirlingshire
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.
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.
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