Strathmartine Hospital

Strathmartine Hospital was a health facility in Craigmaill Road, Strathmartine, Angus, Scotland. It was managed by NHS Tayside. It remains a Category B listed building.[1]

Strathmartine Hospital
NHS Tayside
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Entrance to Strathmartine Hospital
Strathmartine Hospital is located in Angus
Strathmartine Hospital
Shown in Angus
LocationCraigmaill Road, Strathmartine, Scotland
Coordinates56°30′17″N 3°00′03″W / 56.5046°N 3.0009°W / 56.5046; -3.0009Coordinates: 56°30′17″N 3°00′03″W / 56.5046°N 3.0009°W / 56.5046; -3.0009
Care systemNHS Scotland
SpecialityGeriatric hospital
ListsHospitals in Scotland


The facility has its origins in a home for imbecile children established by Sir John and Lady Jane Ogilvy; it was designed by Coe & Goodwin[2] and opened as the Baldovan Institute in around 1855.[3] The present structure was designed by John Turnbull Maclaren and completed in the early 20th century.[3] After joining the National Health Service in 1948, it was renamed Strathmartine Hospital in 1959.[4] During the redevelopment of the site in the mid-1960s the original structure 19th century structure was demolished.[3] It was progressively decommissioned from the late 1980s, closing completely in 2003.[5] In 2014 Heritage Lottery Funding was awarded to a project for people to record their memories of the hospital.[6] The decaying building was subsequently placed on the Buildings at Risk Register.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Baldovan, Strathmartine Hospital, Former Baldovan Institute". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Coe & Goodwin". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Strathmartine Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "THB 8 Strathmartine Hospital". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "NHS records left despite warnings". BBC News. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Strathmartine project reveals Hospital Histories". Dundee University. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Strathmartine Hospital". Buildings at Risk. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Strathmartine Hospital used to be one of our finest buildings now it lies in ruins". Evening Telegraph. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2020.