Basic Site Details

Name: Spittal Tower
Town, district or village: Hawick
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Now flatted.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Blanerne School  
Item 2 of 4Spital Tower  
Item 3 of 4Tower Shaw  
Item 4 of 4TowerburnYes 

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 219121914Alterations and additionsAlterations
Item 2 of 21956  Conversion to flats


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 6James McLellan FairleyArchitectA1914 Alterations
Item 2 of 6Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceA1914 Alterations
Item 3 of 6Robert Stirling ReidArchitectA1914 Alterations
Item 4 of 6Thomas Greenshields LeadbetterArchitectA1914 Alterations - involved though no longer officially practising with the partnership
Item 5 of 6Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1956 Conversion to flats
Item 6 of 6Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectB1956 Conversion to flats


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Leadbetter, Thomas GreenshieldsFor himself


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp693
Item 2 of 2Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p133

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2065 
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1910/11/1, 1910/12/1, 1910/13/1 (Plans dated from 1910-1934)
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1910/47/1 (although in DPM these drawings are by Leadbetter)
Item 4 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore180465 
Item 5 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore211606