Basic Site Details

Name: Panmure Arms Hotel
Town, district or village: Edzell
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The work which we illustrate from the drawing exhibited at The Royal Academy has just been completed from the plans of Mr T Martin Cappon, architect, Dundee, Before the extension the hotel consisted of a plain two story building with six public rooms and twelve bedrooms. Its accommodation is now as follows: large dining room, two drawing rooms, five parlours, smoking and waiting rooms, billiard room, tap room, bar, restaurant, spacious hall, forty bedrooms, four bathrooms with suitable quarters for servants and stabling for thirty horses. The building occupies a fine site in the centre of a picturesque district bordering on Glen Esk and has been designed to meet the requirements of summer visitors as well as the large number of sportsmen. The walls are treated in a warm buff colour and the roof is covered with red tiles. The building is provided throughout with the electric light. The elevations are designed to suggest the old-fashioned English hostelry while the interior is fitted up with all the comforts and conveniences of a modern hotel. [Builder 6 November 1897 p374]

Burned down.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Panmyre Arms Hotel Spelling in Academy Architecture

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418951897Alterations and additionsMajor extension
Item 2 of 41897 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 41898 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 4After 1945Before 1955RehabilitationReinstatement after occupation by War Office


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 5Patrick Hill ThomsArchitectA1895 Major extension. Largely designed and built by Thoms from the Brechin office
Item 2 of 5Thomas Martin CapponArchitectA1895 Major extension. Largely designed and built by Thoms from the Brechin office
Item 3 of 5Carver, Symon & Ross (or Ross & Partners)Architectural practiceBAfter 1945Before 1955 
Item 4 of 5Donald (F?) RossArchitectBAfter 1945Before 1955Reintstaement after occupation by War Office
Item 5 of 5James Watson RitchieArchitectBAfter 1945Before 1955Reinstatement after occupation by War Office


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1897 part 1 p34-5
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep444
Item 3 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1897, no 1782
Item 4 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1898   311

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 November 1897  p374, p375- plan, and illustration
Item 2 of 2Dundee Advertiser29 October 1895   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Watson Ritchie: F no5191 (Combined Box 62)