Basic Site Details

Name: Dobbie Hall
Town, district or village: Larbert
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: LARBERT. The new hall at Larbert, built and presented to the district by Major Dobbie, was opened on Monday by the Duchess of Montrose, The new building is a commodious and handsome one. The soft, cream colour of its masonry adds to the pleasing character of the outside appearance. The building comprises both a large and small hall. The latter is to the front, and has accommodation for about 200 persons. The main hall, which is lighted by ten large windows, accommodates 700 persons below and 300 persons in the gallery, which runs round three sides of the building. There is a wide recessed platform at the end, framed in by an ornamental archway and flanking pillars. The high ceiling is divided into panels, from which the gas pendants for the artificial lighting are suspended. Adjoining the platform arc retiring_ rooms and other accommodation. To the right of the main entrance of the building there are also cloakrooms, ladies' retiring_room, and a kitchen with a lift to the service_ room on the floor above. The architects were Messrs. A. and W. Black, Falkirk. [Building News 9 August 1901 Page 174]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Main StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119001901  

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 3(Captain) Alexander ('Sandy') BlackArchitectA19001901 
Item 2 of 3A & W BlackArchitectural practiceA19001901 
Item 3 of 3William BlackArchitectA19001901 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp583

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder17 August 1901LXXXI p160. Descriptive note
Item 2 of 2Building News9 August 1901  p174

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10502