Basic Site Details

Name: Swanstonhill
Island: Bute
City or county: Bute
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Information re: John Hamilton from the late Professor William James Smith.
1878 work for conversion to Kyles of Bute Hydropathic & Swanstonhill Sanatorium cost 10,400.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Kyles of Bute Hydropathic & YesBecame Kyles of Bute Hydropathic & Swanstonhill Sanatorium after major additions in 1878
Item 2 of 2 & Swanstonhill SanatoriumYesBecame Kyles of Bute Hydropathic & Swanstonhill Sanatorium after major additions in 1878

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 6c. 1855  Original house built
Item 2 of 61878  Major additions to form Kyles of Bute Hydropathic & Swanstonhill Sanatorium
Item 3 of 619031904Competition held 
Item 4 of 61904 Design exhibitedProposed reconstruction - not carried out
Item 5 of 6After 1904  Work executed
Item 6 of 6Before 1914  Extension

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6John Thomas RocheadArchitect c. 1855 Original house
Item 2 of 6John HoneymanArchitect 1878 Major additions to form Kyles of Bute Hydropathic & Swanstonhill Sanatorium
Item 3 of 6Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1904 Competition design for proposed reconstruction - not successful
Item 4 of 6Andrew BalfourArchitect c. 1904Before 1914Won competition for extension and secured job
Item 5 of 6James Hamilton & SonArchitectural practiceBc. 1904 Additions at various dates to hydropathic, incorporating house by J T Rochead. Perhaps submitted competition design for reconstruction?
Item 6 of 6John H HamiltonArchitectBc. 1904 Additions at various dates to hydropathic, incorporating house by J T Rochead. Perhaps submitted competition design for reconstruction?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Smith 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1905 part 1 p93 (Paterson's proposed additions)
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1905   425 (Paterson's proposed additions)
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 2 of 2Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 182