Records of Caldwell House, Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Case notes, 1937-1942;
  • Registers, 1929-1977;
  • Report books, 1929-1973;

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: many of the first patients had previously been accommodated at the Southern General Hospital. 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.

Conditions Governing Access

There is a 75 year closure period on medical records of adults, and a 100 year closure period on medical records of minors. The 75 year closure period also applies to staff records.

If you seek patient records within these periods, or information regarding your own treatment, you should contact the Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Related Material

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.