Basic Site Details

Name: Garth House
Town, district or village: Glenlyon
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Garth Youth HostelYes 

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 4c. 1838   
Item 2 of 41882  Mass concrete additions
Item 3 of 418901891 New interiors
Item 4 of 41921  Alterations and stables conversion


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 9Andrew Heiton (senior)ArchitectAc. 1838  
Item 2 of 9Andrew Heiton (junior)Architect 1882 Mass concrete additions
Item 3 of 9James Marjoribanks MacLarenArchitect 1890 New interiors (completed in 1891 after his death)
Item 4 of 9Dunn & WatsonArchitectural practiceBAfter 1892 Completed the MacLaren work
Item 5 of 9Robert WatsonArchitectBAfter 1892 Completed the MacLaren work
Item 6 of 9William DunnArchitectBAfter 1892 Completed the MacLaren work
Item 7 of 9James McLellan FairleyArchitectC1921 Alterations and stables conversion
Item 8 of 9Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceC1921 Alterations and stables conversion
Item 9 of 9Robert Stirling ReidArchitectC1921 Alterations and stables conversion


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Campbell, Archibald (Sir) - of AlvaClient for Heiton Senior work
Item 2 of 2Currie, Sir DonaldClient for Heiton Junior and MacLaren work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Calder, Alan2003James MacLaren: Arts and Crafts Pioneer Donington: Shaun Tyasp131
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp379
Item 3 of 4Hunter, Thomas1883Wood, forests and estates of Perthshire  p430
Item 4 of 4Millar, A H1890The Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland: Perthshire and Forfarshire  p64

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News15 August 1890  p234
Item 2 of 3Dundee Advertiser5 March 1894  Obituary
Item 3 of 3Stirling Observer22 October 1890   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6DMW ArchiveSmall, G P: The Leadbetters' Victorian Legacy, Unpublished paper, 21 September 1994  
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12273 
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1920/63/1-2, 1920/128/2-3
Item 4 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Stirling Reid: F no2910 (box 14)
Item 5 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore24940Garth House/Youth Hostel
Item 6 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore201303