Basic Site Details

Name: Morar House
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Alternative Names

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

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 217, Colquhoun Street UpperYes 
Item 2 of 217, Upper Colquhoun StreetYesAlternative name


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 6March 1903  Plans dated
Item 2 of 61904  Motor house and laundry in similar style
Item 3 of 61 February 1904  Motor house and laundry - plans dated
Item 4 of 61906  Gardener's cottage - plans dated
Item 5 of 624 August 1907  Attic-level addition and billiard room - plans dated
Item 6 of 611 March 1918  Laundry - 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 13Leiper & McNabArchitectural practiceA1903 House, motor house, and laundry
Item 2 of 13William Hunter McNabArchitectA19031904House, motor house and laundry
Item 3 of 13William LeiperArchitectA1903 House, motor house, and laundry
Item 4 of 13Leiper & McNabArchitectural practiceB1904 Motor house and laundry
Item 5 of 13William Hunter McNabArchitectB1904 Motor house and laundry
Item 6 of 13William LeiperArchitectB1904 Motor house and laundry
Item 7 of 13Leiper & McNabArchitectural practiceC1906 Gardener's cottage
Item 8 of 13William Hunter McNabArchitectC1906 Gardener's cottage
Item 9 of 13William LeiperArchitectC1906 Gardener's cottage
Item 10 of 13Leiper & McNabArchitectural practiceD1907 Attic-level addition and billiard room
Item 11 of 13William Hunter McNabArchitectD1907 Attic-level addition and billiard room
Item 12 of 13William LeiperArchitectD1907 Attic-level addition and billiard room
Item 13 of 13Robert WhyteArchitect 1918 Laundry


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Bishop, Thomas G - grocerOf Coopers Ltd, Glasgow - client in 1903-7
Item 2 of 3Campbell, John ReidClient for 1918 laundry
Item 3 of 3McAlpine FamilyClient given in HS List


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p290

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal26 August 1916 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Leiper p304

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild 8/1903; 2/1904; 7/1906 (drawings missing); minor warrant (1907); 1/1918
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34763