Basic Site Details

Name: Dalzell House
Town, district or village: Motherwell
City or county: Lanarkshire
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 1Dalziel House  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71855  Alterations
Item 2 of 718571859 Additions, including north west wing, Jacobethan interiors, steading and alterations to terraced garden
Item 3 of 71860 Design exhibitedEntrance
Item 4 of 71861 Design exhibitedCurtain wall and courtyard
Item 5 of 71876  Additions
Item 6 of 71935  Alterations and gazebo
Item 7 of 71979 Repair 


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 10Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceA1855 Alterations
Item 2 of 10James Maitland WardropArchitectA1855 Alterations and gazebo
Item 3 of 10Thomas Brown IIArchitectA1855 Alterations
Item 4 of 10Robert William BillingsArchitect 18571859Additions, including north west wing, Jacobethan interiors, wellhead, steading and alterations to terraced garden
Item 5 of 10David ThomsonArchitect 1876 Additions
Item 6 of 10(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitectB1935 Alterations and gazebo
Item 7 of 10Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitectB1935 Alterations and gazebo
Item 8 of 10Tarbolton & OchterlonyArchitectural practiceB1935 Alterations and gazebo
Item 9 of 10Henry ('Harry') McFarlane BunchArchitectE1979 Works to save fabric. Partner and job architect.
Item 10 of 10Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceE1979 Works to save fabric


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Hamilton, Lord, of DalzielFor Tarbolton & Ochterlony work
Item 2 of 3Hamilton, Lord, of DalzielFor Thomson work
Item 3 of 3Motherwell District CouncilFor 1979 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p56
Item 2 of 7Dalzell House1985Dalzell House: an outline history   
Item 3 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1860, no 654; 18861 nos 654 and 656
Item 4 of 7Orr, T1925Historic and descriptive sketches of the joint burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw and surrounding district Copy held in Motherwell Heritage Centre 
Item 5 of 7Royal Academy1860   654
Item 6 of 7Royal Academy1861   654 & 656 (Billings)
Item 7 of 7RSA1935   605 (Tarbolton & Ochterlony work)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) Brown & Wardrop work
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38238 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list (Thomson work)