Basic Site Details

Name: Dunira House
Town, district or village: Comrie
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Mostly demolished.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418511852 Original house
Item 2 of 41864  Additions including porte-cochere
Item 3 of 41920  Porte-cochere, billiard room wing, extensive alterations and formal garden terraces
Item 4 of 41948 Destruction/demolitionDemolished after fire (except offices)


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 4William BurnArchitect 18511852Original house
Item 2 of 4David BryceArchitect 1864 Additions
Item 3 of 4Henry Edward CliffordArchitectB1920 Porte-cochere, billiard room wing, extensive alterations and formal garden terraces - in association with T H Mawson
Item 4 of 4Thomas Hayton MawsonGarden designer, Landscape architect, Town PlannerB1920 Formal garden terraces - in association with H E Clifford


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Dundas, Sir David Bt. 
Item 2 of 2Gilchrist-Macbeth, R W - shipownerClient for Clifford alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Clifford, William Henry Morton1986Recollections about my father Typescript, per Iain D Paterson, in DMW archivep8
Item 2 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 5Haynes, Nick2000Perth and Kinross: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh: Rutland Pressp98
Item 4 of 5Mawson, Thomas H1927The Life and Works of an English Landscape Architect  pp321-2
Item 5 of 5Waymark, Janet2009Thomas Mawson: Life, Gardens and Landscape Frances Lincoln Ltd. Londonp235, pp131-133 illus

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection Four drawings by Burn