About this Resource

Historic-Hospitals.com is a wordpress site comprising a gazetteer of hospitals in Scotland, arranged alphabetically, by county/region, giving a brief account of the history of each site, with maps and photographs. Gazetteers for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are in progress. The site was created and is maintained by Harriet Richardson, an architectural historian, Honorary Research Associate, University College London. The website was originally intended to make the research which she conducted on the history and development of hospitals in Scotland and England publicly available. Since launching in 2015 it has expanded to include blog posts on particular sites or themes. The site is fully searchable, and there is an option for public engagement through comments.

Main key words: hospitals, hospital architecture, Scottish Architecture, medical history, public health, National Health Service, Isolation Hospitals, Sanatoria, Lunatic Asylums, Cottage hospitals, Voluntary Hospitals, General Hospitals, Heritage, Hospital re-use, Temporary Buildings, Emergency Medical Scheme


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Resource Details

Resource Type



Architecture, Surveying and Town Planning
Historic Buildings
Medicine & Public Health
Urban History

Geographical Coverage

United Kingdom


1600 - 1699
1700 - 1799
1800 - 1899
1900 - 1945
1945 - 2000
2000 - present


Not open to public

Online Availability

Remote access available

Official Records


Other Information

Entry last updated: September 4th, 2020

Please note that links to websites and catalogues are provided by the Organisations listed and not maintained by Scottish Local History Forum.