Basic Site Details

Name: Glenburn Hydropathic
Town, district or village: Rothesay
Island: Bute
City or county: Bute
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: The extension of 1887 was definitely by John Orkney (even though the whole has a unified appearance, and it has been attributed to James Hamilton.) The Piper of Dundee reference gives no architect.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61843  Original building
Item 2 of 6Before 1868  Extensive French-roofed additions, forming virtually a new building incorporating David and James Hamilton's hydropathic of 1843
Item 3 of 618871888 Extensive additions, including new drawing room and twenty bedrooms
Item 4 of 618921894 Complete rebuilding after destruction by fire - won in competition
Item 5 of 61892  Fire
Item 6 of 61938  Modernisation

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 10D & J HamiltonArchitectural practiceA1843 Original building
Item 2 of 10David HamiltonArchitectA1843 Original building
Item 3 of 10James HamiltonArchitectA1843 Original building
Item 4 of 10James HamiltonArchitectBBefore 1868 Extensive French-roofed additions, forming virtually a new building incorporating David and James Hamilton's hydropathic of 1843
Item 5 of 10John H HamiltonArchitectBBefore 1868 As assistant to James Hamilton - Extensive baronial additions, forming virtually a new building incorporating David and James Hamilton's hydropathic of 1843
Item 6 of 10John OrkneyArchitect, BuilderK18871888Extensive additions, including new drawing room and twenty bedrooms
Item 7 of 10John McLean (or Maclean) CrawfordArchitect 18921894Complete rebuilding after destruction by fire - won in competition
Item 8 of 10Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitect Before 1895 Competition design
Item 9 of 10Alexander Graham GlenArchitectC1938 Modernisation
Item 10 of 10McInnes Gardner ArchitectsArchitectural practiceC1938 Modernisation

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Paterson, 
Item 2 of 2PhilpClient for major extensions of 1887-88.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1895   p78 (Thomas Lennox Watson)
Item 2 of 6Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 3 of 6Durie, Alastair2006Water is Best: the Hydros and Health Tourism in Scotland 1840-1940 John DonaldPlate 9 - illustrated as first built
Item 4 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1895   234 (Thomas Lennox Watson)
Item 5 of 6Metcalfe Rise of the Hydropathic   
Item 6 of 6Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p626

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1938Jul-Dec p262
Item 2 of 2The Piper of Dundee1888  p222

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44849 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John McLean Crawford: F v17 p61 no1127 (microfilm reel 12)