Basic Site Details

Name: Cairndhu
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Rhu Road LowerYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418711872Build/construction 
Item 2 of 418721873Decoration carried out 
Item 3 of 42 May 1881  Stables - plans dated
Item 4 of 431 March 1902  Additions to service wing - plans dated


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 5William Harvey RossArchitectA18711872As assistant to William Leiper
Item 2 of 5William LeiperArchitectA18711872House and lodge
Item 3 of 5Daniel CottierDesigner 18721873Interior decoration and glass
Item 4 of 5William LeiperArchitectB1881 Stables
Item 5 of 5William LeiperArchitectC1902 Addition to service wing


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Ure, JohnFlour miller and merchant and Lord Provost of Glasgow
Item 2 of 2Ure, Mrs JohnClient for 1902 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Davidson, Raffles Architects Houses serice  Sketches published
Item 2 of 4Donnelly, Max1999Daniel Cottier, Pioneer of Aestheticism The Decorative Arts Society Journal, 23, pp 33-51pp 40-44
Item 3 of 4McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 4 of 4RSA1873    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect22 September 1882   
Item 2 of 2Builders Journal12 January 1898  p487

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild 4/1881; box 1902-1904 (10/1902)
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34847 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34848Lodge
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Harvey Ross: L v15 no1015