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  1. The main Hartwood Hospital building block with central towers with side wings was designed and built from 1890 by the local architect J L Murray from Biggar as the Lanark District Asylum covering the Lanarkshire area. The hospital closed in 1999
  2. Found this looking for Hartwood Hospital in Scotland. Some history from Wikipedia "The remains of Hartwood Hospital, a 19th-century psychiatric hospital with imposing twin clock towers, are the main feature of the village, even after its closure under the direction of the Lanarkshire Health Board in 1998. On the morning of 28 June 2004, a fire broke out in the disused Hartwood buildings. This involved the destruction of the admin offices, dining hall and clock towers. After it closed in 1998, it was used as a studio by Lanarkshire Television, but Lanarkshire Television was closed down in 2002. After LTV left, the hospital fell victim to vandalism and fire. Security men regularly patrol the site to fend off vandals. Hartwood Hospital Nurses Home was designed by Glasgow Architect James Lochhead in 1926. It was designed to blend in with the 1890's Baronial style Hartwood Mental Hospital, located on the same site, and was originally built as Nurses Accommodation for the Hartwood Nursing staff. It was finally opened in 1931. It was decsribed as a Baronial-style nurses residential home. It is a Category C listed building. In 1974, the Scottish Western Region's Hartwood School of Nursing was based here and trained the vast majority of nurses, who then initially practiced in the area. It was latterly home to the Bell College of Technology School of Nursing and Midwifery. The building was officially vacated in 1996." Inside it was dry but the was rot in the floor. I went to go down the main staircase, put my hand on a post that held the hand rail, and the whole thing slowly rocked forwards then back into place! F-That! This is the offending post! Not much to talk about really. Just room after room of the same. Shame they let all these old buildings go to waste!
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