Hawkhead Asylum/Leverndale Hospital

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Hawkhead Asylum/Leverndale Hospital

Postby glasgow987654 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:34 pm

Hi,

I am just moving into my new flat in what was part of the old Hawkhead/Leverndale asylum buildings and I have been trying to track down pictures and plans of the estate in its full glory.

The only pictures I seem to come across have been taken after the building was set upon by the usual vandals. I remember going to look at the building around the late 1980's and even then it was in a bad way from what I was able to see.

The interesting part is I now have a 1/60th share of the water tower!

Any pictures or plans would be brilliant.

Thanks :)

P.S. My site http://www.glasgowontheweb.com
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Postby Fossil » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:01 am

I've got quite a lot of pictures during the re-fit.
Most of the interiors were destroyed by Ned vandal fires. I think Historic Scotland/GDC has a few photos in their archives of this site.

How does it feel living there.

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Postby lordsleek » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:18 pm

Hey that must be a bit weird, living in the bin! :D I worked there in 1990 and would love to see the photos too. It would bring back a lot of memories for me 8)
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Postby turbozutek » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:40 pm

Can I come visit you at home ?

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Postby The_Clincher » Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:09 pm

I have scores of construction photos from the last year or two if your interested in some of them. Kindly provided to me by Hunter & Clark Ltd & a few of my own.
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Postby DickyHart » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:44 pm

classic turbo :D
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Postby turbozutek » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:31 am

DickyHart wrote:classic turbo :D


I'm not kidding... As I watch Gartloch Asylum taking shape into the next big development of overpriced, cramped housing (And I'm not saying your is ANYTHING like that...) I get ever more curious about actually living there!!

Is it nice ? Large ? Small ? Warm ? Cold ? What's the noise insulation like ?

Anyways, an open invite to anyone with Asylum photos: POST 'EM!!

Here's some:

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Postby glasgow987654 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:37 pm

Hi Chris,

Your right its small as with most new developments. From what else I have found out from Miller Homes was that the contractors (Hunter & Clark) had to burn everything that would burn in case of any diseases lurking in the wood work etc, or was someone pulling my leg? who knows.

Thanks for all of the feedback so far. I have also found that the Social Work Museum has quite a lot of information on Glasgow asylums.

Oh, I have suddenly realised that I have a growing unhealthy obsession with asylums!!!!!!! 8O
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Postby DMcNay » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:06 pm

glasgow987654 wrote: I have also found that the Social Work Museum has quite a lot of information on Glasgow asylums.


http://www.lib.gcal.ac.uk/heatherbank/ This is the Social Work Museum. I'm told it's worth a visit.
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Postby dazza » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:28 pm

glasgow987654 wrote:From what else I have found out from Miller Homes was that the contractors (Hunter & Clark) had to burn everything that would burn in case of any diseases lurking in the wood work etc, or was someone pulling my leg? who knows.


As far as i'm aware, mental illness isn't contagious.
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Postby lordsleek » Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:31 am

dazzababes wrote:
glasgow987654 wrote:From what else I have found out from Miller Homes was that the contractors (Hunter & Clark) had to burn everything that would burn in case of any diseases lurking in the wood work etc, or was someone pulling my leg? who knows.


As far as i'm aware, mental illness isn't contagious.

Try having kids they'll give you any number
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Postby turbozutek » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:54 am

While mental illness isn't contagious (Except some types of Syphilitic brain disorder) dry rot IS.

I suspect any wood suffering from dry rot damage would have been burned on the spot.

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Postby DickyHart » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:48 pm

one of the nights i went up doing ma spooky things, they had a big fire burning in the centre, you could feel the heat from the surounding path.
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Postby DC » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:48 pm

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Leverndale Hospital in 1997.
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Postby sou-wester » Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:03 pm

Does anybody know if there was a army camp round about the grounds of Leverndale during WW II. I was told this years ago and was never able to find anything.

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