NS5965 : Facade of Royal Maternity Hospital ("Rottenrow")

taken 18 years ago, near to Royston, Glasgow, Scotland

Facade of Royal Maternity Hospital ("Rottenrow")
Facade of Royal Maternity Hospital ("Rottenrow")
Alongside Rottenrow (a street name that dates to the medieval period), the facade of the Royal Maternity Hospital has been preserved. Locally, this hospital was better known simply as "The Rottenrow" (after its location). The hospital was founded in 1834, but did not move to the site shown here until 1860. It moved again in 2001, and the Rottenrow site was sold to Strathclyde University (the university's James Weir Building appears to the right, in the background).

The facade (the crest at the top reads "MATERNITY HOSPITAL") now stands at the top of a landscaped area known as Rottenrow Gardens; these gardens incorporate several modern works of public art; see, for example: NS5965 : Sculpture: Maternity. They were formally opened by the Lord Provost of Glasgow on the 25th of June 2004.

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Geographical Context: City, Town centre Health and social services Derelict, Disused Former: Hospital Maternity Hospital Category: Facade other tags: Rottenrow Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Street [1916] · Glasgow [1075] · Building [704] · Strathclyde University [259] · Gallery of Modern Art [215] Other Photos: · Sculpture: Maternity ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 November, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 21 October, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 595 653 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.6585N 4:14.7859W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 595 653
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