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Barnhill Institute
« on: Saturday 11 April 09 19:38 BST (UK) »
What was at 657 Edgefauld Road in 1931? I have a 19 year old single female died of Polio at this address. Usual Residence given on death certificate was in Dalmarnock Road. Search Engines give Barnhill Institute associated with this address. Was this still Barnhill  Poorhouse at that time or was it by then a hospital ?
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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 April 09 20:19 BST (UK) »
There was a hospital attached to the Barnhill Hospital and it wasn't until 1945 that the hospital and poorhouse were transferred to a new authority prior to becoming part of the new National health Service - but according to the 1927 directory 657 Edgefauld Road was the official address of Barnhill Poorhouse.

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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 April 09 20:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that information.
Rutherglen;Baird/Adair/Ferguson/Reid
Strathaven;Shearer , Orr
Beith;Steel 
Glasgow;Donnelly,McSorley,Burns
County Tyrone;McSorley
Eaglesham;Paton
 All;McAlonan and variants 
Sligo;Burns 
2nd. bat Seaforth Highlanders 1914-16.
2nd. bat. KOSB 1914-18.
1/8th. Bat. Cameronians 1914-15
5th. Bat. Cameronians 1914-17
1st. Bat. Scots Guards 1914-15
HMS Biarritz 1915-16
K Class Submarines  K10 and K11

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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 June 24 23:28 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if this was still a poorhouse institution in 1960? I have a death taking place at this address then, but can't find a street directory from that era to see if it was still a Barnhill institution or not.


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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 06:48 BST (UK) »
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Re: Barnhill Institute
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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 11:26 BST (UK) »
Foresthall as it became known as was still operating into the 1980's (run by Glasgow City Council) it was more of a care home/residential institution.
Although the closure process had begun in the early 1980's and residents were transferred to other places. I think the last residents left in the late 80's and the place was demolished. It is now a housing estate.

Added : https://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSE00900.jpg  a photograph from the 1970's

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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 11:51 BST (UK) »
Foresthall as it became known as was still operating into the 1980's (run by Glasgow City Council) it was more of a care home/residential institution.

Added : https://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSE00900.jpg  a photograph from the 1970's

Thanks for the extra details. Would seeing this location as a place of death in the 1960s carry the same significance as if it were the 1930s? i.e. was it the modern equivalent to a poor law hospital? The person I am researching was deemed a "pauper" earlier in life and had many interactions with the poor relief board and institutions but I don't want to jump to conclusions as to the meaning of their place of death.

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Re: Barnhill Institute
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 24 12:11 BST (UK) »
I don't believe that by the 1960's the workhouse stigma would have still been applicable certainly not in the same manner it would have been in its original role.

I'm not sure when the transition from Workhouse to Residential Care Centre began but it probably had a number of different phases.

My first dealings with the place were around 1980 and by then it was a full time Care Centre and many of the residents had been living there for 15 to 20 years - many of them had mental health problems but others had basically been homeless through drink or drug problems and had been given refuge there, others just remembered it as their home.