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Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« on: Sunday 15 September 19 19:56 BST (UK) »
I have just received a birth certificate for July 1958 where the place of birth simply states "Maternity Home, Stirling".


Would this have been Airthrey castle or somewhere else?
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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 September 19 21:35 BST (UK) »
It could also be the Maternity Unit at the Lennox Castle Hospital in Stirling.

The Hospital was also a mental health hospital.

https://historic-hospitals.com/2015/05/01/lennox-castle/

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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 September 19 22:36 BST (UK) »
Monica - Many thanks for the link - a very interesting site.

For the purpose of birth certificates I would have thought the birth place would have been more specific! "Maternity Home, Stirling" is a little vague.

I think I can make out the fathers address as Killin so they were a long way from either place.
Wilson in the Lancaster area
Clegg in Todmorden
Adamson in Edinburgh
Miller in Edinburgh
Nunn in Norfolk and Co Durham
Smith in Glasgow
Haig in Peebles/Edinburgh
Also Nelson, Gardener, Garnett, Blair, Coleman, Aaronson and many more as the branches expand!

Census info is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 September 19 21:23 BST (UK) »
Just checked my own birth cert and I was born at the Maternity Home, Stirling in 1953. I always understood it was part of Stirling Royal Infirmary.

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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 September 19 21:32 BST (UK) »
Just checked my own birth cert and I was born at the Maternity Home, Stirling in 1953. I always understood it was part of Stirling Royal Infirmary.

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Thank you!
Wilson in the Lancaster area
Clegg in Todmorden
Adamson in Edinburgh
Miller in Edinburgh
Nunn in Norfolk and Co Durham
Smith in Glasgow
Haig in Peebles/Edinburgh
Also Nelson, Gardener, Garnett, Blair, Coleman, Aaronson and many more as the branches expand!

Census info is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 September 19 13:46 BST (UK) »
Lennox. Castle Hospital was NOT in Stirling. It was in Lennoxtown, about 4 miles west of Kilsyth. In 1958 it was a hospital for the mentally ill.

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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 September 19 13:50 BST (UK) »
You are right on location, sorry about that!

Whilst it was known mainly as a mental health hospital, It did however open a maternity unit in 1941 in one of the blocks on the grounds.

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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 September 19 18:13 BST (UK) »
Would the maternity unit have served the local population? Donít imagine there would have been enough in-patients requiring maternity services!!

I am aware from reading the links already posted that there was a massive shortage of maternity services in the area.
Wilson in the Lancaster area
Clegg in Todmorden
Adamson in Edinburgh
Miller in Edinburgh
Nunn in Norfolk and Co Durham
Smith in Glasgow
Haig in Peebles/Edinburgh
Also Nelson, Gardener, Garnett, Blair, Coleman, Aaronson and many more as the branches expand!

Census info is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Stirling Maternity Home, 1958
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 September 19 19:40 BST (UK) »
My husband was born in Airthrey Castle, and his birth certificate simply says Maternity Home, Stirling.
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