Basic Site Details

Name: Bonaly Tower
Town, district or village: Colinton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Check date of additions. Plans are given approx date of 1900.

Garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, 1926.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bonaly HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 165, Bonaly RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618361837 Elevations
Item 2 of 618701874 Alterations and additions by David and John Bryce
Item 3 of 61882  Additions (plans dated)
Item 4 of 61888  Addition of library wing
Item 5 of 61926  Garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.
Item 6 of 61946  Conversion to flats

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 12William Henry PlayfairArchitectC18361837 
Item 2 of 12William NotmanArchitectC18361837Possibly assisted Playfair
Item 3 of 12David BryceArchitectA18701874Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 12John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectA18701874Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 12James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderD1882 Additions and alterations and additions to stables
Item 6 of 12John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersD1882 Additions and alterations and additions to stables
Item 7 of 12William WatherstonArchitect, BuilderD1882 Additions and alterations and additions to stables
Item 8 of 12Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB1888 Addition of library wing
Item 9 of 12George WilsonArchitectB1888 Addition of library wing
Item 10 of 12Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB1888 Addition of library wing
Item 11 of 12Stewart KayeArchitectCc. 1946 Conversion to flats (actually Stewart Kaye & Partners)
Item 12 of 12Stewart Kaye & PartnersArchitectural practiceCc. 1946 Conversion to flats

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomson, William T, Manager of Standard Life Assurance Co 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp436, 518
Item 2 of 5Hannan, Thomas1928Famous Scottish Houses  pp33-36
Item 3 of 5RSA1888   996
Item 4 of 5Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians   
Item 5 of 5Tooley, Michael and Arnander, Primrose1995Gertrude Jekyll: Essays on the Life of a Working Amateur Witton-le-Wear: Michaelmass Booksp204

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect15 August 1889   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh University LibraryPlans  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28033 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings 1836-37 elevations Roll 2b
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1900/26/1
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD/16/18-28