Basic Site Details

Name: Tillycorthie House
Town, district or village: Udny
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Contains some interior details by George Bennet Mitchell reclaimed from Dunecht.

Interior fitting overseen by Vitali Behar of the Oriental Furnishing Co. of Glasgow.

Reinforced concrete contractor James Scott & Co. of Aberdeen.

It was constructed in 1911-12 for James Duncan entirely in Mouchel-Hennebique ferro-concrete, apart from a timber roof. Evidence exists both in the form of plans and a list of Mouchel-Hennebique works published by L.G. Mouchel in 1920. See thesis by Dr Patricia Cusack (University of Edinburgh (pp. 481-82; 543, 545), you can find quite a bit of detail about Tillycorthie, known as the "Spanish Villa".

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219111912Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21912 Journal reference 


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 2John CameronBuilderA19111912 
Item 2 of 2George Bennett MitchellArchitectB1912 Chimneypieces in dining room, smoking room and billiard room - brought from Dunecht


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Duncan, James RolloWas a Bolivian tin magnate


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cusack, Patricia1981Reinforced Concrete in Britain, 1897-1908 Phd thesis, 2 vols., University of Edinburgh 
Item 2 of 3Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p206
Item 3 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp397-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal2 January 1912   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50881