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Records of Caldwell House, Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board Archivist, 13 June 2008.
GB 812 AC 19.
Records of Caldwell House, Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1.00 metre.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Caldwell House (hospital: 1929-1977 : Uplawmoor, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

The present Caldwell House was begun in 1773 by William Mure of Glanderstoun. The Adam Brothers decorated much of the interior. In 1929 it was converted into a hospital for mental defectives by the Govan Board of Control. From 1948, Caldwell House was managed by the Board of Management for Lennox Castle and Associated Hospitals. In 1948 the separate building known as the Manual Block was converted to provide classrooms and dining accommodation to give better facilities for occupational training. In 1974 the hospital passed to the administrative control of the Renfrew District of Argyll and Clyde Health Board.

Scope and Content

  • Case notes, 1937-1942
  • Registers, 1929-1977
  • Report books, 1929-1973
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records held by Inverclyde Council prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Library out-store, St Columba’s High School, Gourock.
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.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 20: Records of Lennox Castle Hospital, Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire
GB 812 HB 24: Records of Leverndale Hospital, Hawkhead, Renfrewshire
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 Board Archivist, 13 June 2008.