Basic Site Details

Name: Colearn Castle, lodge and doocot
Town, district or village: Auchterarder
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref: NN 947 132
Notes: COLEARN, PERTHSHIRE. This house, of which we give perspective view and plans, is the residence of Mr Alexander Mackintosh, and was completed two years ago. The style adopted is that of many old houses of the neighbourhood, which are often exceedingly picturesque, and still habitable. The walls and ceilings are panelled with wood; the windows are to a large extent filled with painted glass, by Messrs Cottier and Messrs Heaton, Butler, and Bayne, and the general fittings and furnishings, in some cases, have been designed in accordance with the house. A library, with vaulted ceiling, and a suite of rooms occupy the upper part of the house, from the windows of which a magnificent view is obtained. The principal works have been carried out by local contractors. Mr William Leiper is the architect. [Building News 25 September 1874 p370]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Col Earn Castle  
Item 2 of 4Coll EarnYes 
Item 3 of 4Coll-Earn Castle Hotel  
Item 4 of 4Collearn  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Hunter StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218691870 House and probably lodge and doocot
Item 2 of 21874 Design exhibited 


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 3William LeiperArchitectA18691870 
Item 2 of 3Daniel CottierDesigner After 1869 Interior decoration and glass
Item 3 of 3William Harvey RossArchitectA18701870As assistant to William Leiper


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mackintosh, AlexanderAdvocate


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Donnelly, Max1999Daniel Cottier, Pioneer of Aestheticism The Decorative Arts Society Journal, 23, pp 33-51pp 39-40
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp172
Item 3 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1874, no 1122
Item 4 of 4RSA1872   825

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builders Journal12 January 1898   
Item 2 of 3Building News25 September 1874  p370 and illustration
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal26 August 1916 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Leiper

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21358House
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21359Lodge
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21360Doocot
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Leiper: F v6 p95 (microfiche 95/E1); William Harvey Ross: L v15 no1015