Basic Site Details

Name: Stornoway Town Improvement Scheme
Town, district or village: Stornoway
Island: Lewis
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: This relates to the involvement of W H Lever (Lord Leverhulme) in proposed improvements at Stornoway. Lever became a significant patron of Davisonís work commissioning drawings of Port Sunlight as well aspurchasing some none or semi-architectural drawings.

The Stornoway scheme may also have involved James Lomax-Simpson and Thomas Mawson who by this stage had also become something of a Town Planner (Lever and Mawson were both involved in a scheme for Bolton Civic Centre).

Designs by Thomas Mawson include fish factory for Lord Leverhulme (unexecuted), garden works etc


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11920  Sketch


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 3Thomas Hayton MawsonGarden designer, Landscape architect, Town Planner 19181920Designs for new town including castle
Item 2 of 3James Lomax-SimpsonArchitect 1920  
Item 3 of 3Thomas Raffles DavisonArchitect, Artist 1920  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Leverhulme, Lord (W H Lever)Owner of the island


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1921 Volume 52 p7
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp637
Item 3 of 3Waymark, Janet2009Thomas Mawson: Life, Gardens and Landscape Frances Lincoln Ltd. Londonp236 and 83

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent September 2009