Basic Site Details

Name: Keir House
Town, district or village: Dunblane
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Dunblane and Lecropt
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of tender for Jenoure work: 2,903. Final cost with amendments to scheme: 8,828.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 111820 Build/constructionLodge and gates.
Item 2 of 1118291834AdditionHouse enlarged by addition of drawing room and gallery
Item 3 of 111832 Build/constructionFactor's House
Item 4 of 1118491850 Extensive alterations, including semi-elliptical bow to east front, port-cochere on north front, new entrance corridor, garden terrace & entrance archway.
Item 5 of 111863  Porte-cochere heightened from 2 storeys to 3 with French pavilion roof, completing scheme by Alfred Jenoure after disagreement with client Sir William Stirling
Item 6 of 1118991901 New dining room and smoking room and gates of old Lecropt churchyard
Item 7 of 111904  Garden house
Item 8 of 111906  Sundial
Item 9 of 111910  Redecoration of Mrs Stirling's bedroom and sitting room
Item 10 of 11After 1911Before 1921 Alterations to house and estate buildings
Item 11 of 111912  Chapel

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 18David HamiltonArchitectJ1820 Lodge and gates
Item 2 of 18David HamiltonArchitectB18291834Enlargement of house by addition of drawing room and gallery
Item 3 of 18Alfred JenoureArchitect 18491850Extensive alterations, including semi-elliptical bow to east front, port-cochere on north front, new entrance corridor, garden terrace & entrance archway.
Item 4 of 18William Stirling IIArchitect 1863 Porte-cochere heightened from 2 storeys to 3 with French pavilion roof, completing scheme by Alfred Jenoure after disagreement with client Sir William Stirling
Item 5 of 18(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18991901New dining room and smoking room.
Item 6 of 18Alexander Hunter CrawfordArchitectA18991901New dining room and smoking room and gates of old Lecropt churchyard
Item 7 of 18Anderson Simon & CrawfordArchitectural practiceA18991901New dining room and smoking room and gates of old Lecropt churchyard
Item 8 of 18Frank Lewis Worthington SimonArchitectA18991901New dining room and smoking room and gates of old Lecropt churchyard
Item 9 of 18(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectE19041906Garden house (building dated 1904) and sundial (dated 1906)
Item 10 of 18Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectE19041906Garden house (building dated 1904) and sundial (dated 1906)
Item 11 of 18Rowand Anderson & PaulArchitectural practiceE19041906Garden house (building dated 1904) and sundial (dated 1906)
Item 12 of 18(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1910 Redecoration of Mrs Stirling's bedroom and sitting room
Item 13 of 18George Andrew PatersonArchitectDAfter 1911Before 1921Alterations to house and estate buildings
Item 14 of 18John StewartArchitectDAfter 1911Before 1921Alterations to house and estate buildings
Item 15 of 18Stewart & PatersonArchitectural practiceDAfter 1911Before 1921Alterations to house and estate buildings
Item 16 of 18(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC1912 Chapel (mosaics by Boris Anrep).
Item 17 of 18Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectC1912 Chapel (mosaics by Boris Anrep)
Item 18 of 18Rowand Anderson & PaulArchitectural practiceC1912 Chapel (mosaics by Boris Anrep)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Stirling, ArchibaldClient for 1899 work
Item 2 of 3Stirling, ArchibaldClient for 1820 lodge and gates
Item 3 of 3Stirling, GeneralClient for 1911-21 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghno 422 (work by R R Anderson)
Item 3 of 4Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 4 of 4Rowan, Alistair1975Keir House, Perthshire28 AugustCountry LifeQuotes correspondence formerly at Keir

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life7 August 1975  Article by A Rowan
Item 2 of 2Country Life14 August 1975  Article by A Rowan

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 8Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3935House
Item 3 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3936 
Item 4 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3916 
Item 5 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3922 
Item 6 of 8Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3969 
Item 7 of 8National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of drawings from Keir. Tnis includes copy of signed drawing for lodge and gates.
Item 8 of 8RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Stewart: F no1830 (microfilm reel 15)