Institution Information - Smithston Poorhouse Asylum

Parish/County: Inverkip, Renfrewshire

Alternative Names: Ravenscraig Hospital

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Historic Images: Click here to see a historic image of the institution.

Other institutions: Click here to see a list of Scottish mental health institutions.

Notes: Smithston was built to replace Greenock Poorhouse in Captain Street, Greenock. Click here to find out more about that institution.

Indexes: Click here to search the records we have indexed so far.

Locating Records for this institution

For people admitted to Scottish Mental Health institutions from 1 January 1858 a record usually survives in the ‘Notices of Admissions by the Superintendent of the Mental Institutions’ which are held by the National Records of Scotland. We are creating an index to these records and can assist you in searching the unindexed period. Search our index here or read more about the project here.

Records kept by the institution are now held by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives. You can read more about the records they hold for this institution here or contact us and we can assist you to gain access to the records relating to your ancestors.

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