The house and surrounding grounds are currently in the process of being developed by Muir Construction.
It was difficult to tell if any of the surrounding buildings were still standing .
This is the back of the building (Clyde side middle photograph). There is a disabled access ramp that you can't see here that would have been added as would the fire escape stair way when the building became a hospital.
This smaller building has had what looks like another level added and a new roof. We are lead to believe that this was at one time the stables and has been converted at some point.
Polythenes cover the windows as the plaster work is removed and the bare timbers and wiring exposed for renewal. There was no evidence of the stained window or when it might have been removed.
The highlight of SVA Proprty Auctions Ltd in 2001 these was "the successful disposal of the former Broadfield Hospital, for £725,000. It is believed that this sale at the time represented the largest lot ever sold under the hammer in Scotland."
Broadstone House 2005
The AreaNow know as Castle Bank
17 July 2004 The Brigade was called to a blaze in of Lower Clydeside's architectural gems.
The building was an A-listed
Scottish Baronial mansion built in Port Glasgow in 1870. Originally known as Broadstone House when it was built for the Birkmyre family which owned the Gourock Ropeworks, the house was later converted into a pyschiatric hospital and renamed Broadfield Hospital.
At the time of the fire, the building was no longer a hospital and was being converted into upmarket flats.
Within minutes of a fire being reported, two tenders from Port Glasgow and one from neighbouring Greenock were at the scene. Firefighters found that the top floor and roofspace of the detached building were well alight.
Crowds soon gathered to witness the fire which could be seen for miles around. Extra firefighting resources,
including a high reach platform and two ground monitors, to pump high volumes of water onto the blaze, were
called in. Despite the firefighters' concerted efforts, however, the building was gutted by the fire.
Strachclyde Fire Brigade Annual Report
The following pictures show the house in June & August 2005.
Some of the new builds in the development by Muir Homes
Fire photographs courtesy of Inverclyde Now and Strathclyde fire Brigade
2001 & 2005
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