Basic Site Details

Name: House for J T Mackenzie of Kintail
Town, district or village: Loch Dinch
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: KINTAIL, ROSS-SHIRE. - This illustration is of a house for J T Mackenzie, Esq, of Kintail, designed for the picturesque neighbourhood of Loch Dinch, in Ross-shire. The house occupies three sides of a court-yard, in the centre of which is the entrance door. The stables forming one side. Owing to the difficulty of obtaining skilled labour in this remote locality the design is kept studiously plain. A large ballroom at one end of the building is for entertainments to the tenants. [Building News 4 July 1879 page 8]

Kintail was one of two Scottish estates purchased by James Thompson Mackenzie, the son of an Aberdeen silk mercer, who in 1838 went out to an indigo plantation in India where he made a very substantial fortune. In his later years, he became “a persistent cultivator of royalty”, frequently entertaining the Prince of Wales. His caricature, by Lib, appeared in Vanity Fair 23 March 1889. He was created 1st Baronet Mackenzie, of Glenmuick, on 21 March 1890 but he died in Brighton less than five months later. At his Glenmuick estate, Aberdeenshire, he built a substantial mansion to the designs of Sir Morton Peto - see separate item.

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 11879 Journal reference 


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 3Ernest GeorgeArchitectA1879  
Item 2 of 3Ernest George & PetoArchitectural practiceA1879  
Item 3 of 3Harold Ainsworth PetoArchitectA1879  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mackenzie, J T - of Kintail 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News4 July 1879  p8 and illustration