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Riccartsbar Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, March 2012.
GB 812 AC 17.
Riccartsbar Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
6.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Riccartsbar Hospital (hospital: 1876-1975: Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

Riccartsbar Hospital was opened in June 1876 as an Asylum serving Paisley and Johnstone Burghs, and was administered by Paisley District Lunacy Board. From 1948-64 it was administered by Renfrewshire Mental Hospitals Board and from 1964-68 by Dykebar and Associated Hospitals Board. In 1968 it came under the control of the Board of Management for Paisley and District Hospitals. It closed in 1975 and the patients were transferred to Dykebar Hospital. Riccartsbar was subsequently demolished.

Scope and Content

  • Case notes, 1876-1958
  • Ledgers, 1909-1952
  • Minute books, 1928-1930
  • Miscellaneous, 1913-1914
  • Registers, 1876-1975
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Dykebar Hospital.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.
Legal Status:
Public records.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Some material unfit for copying, otherwise no restrictions.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 AB 1: Records of Argyll and Clyde Health Board
GB 812 AC 20: Records of Renfrewshire Mental Hospitals Board / Dykebar and Associated Hospitals Board
GB 812 AC 21: Records of Paisley and District Hospitals Board of Management
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, March 2012.