Basic Site Details

Name: North Cliff
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Double villa with Rockview (see separate entry). There is disagreement in sources as to whether it was begun by Jesse Hall and later completed by John Milne, or whether Hall was entirely responsible. The latter seems more likely.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 111, The ScoresYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41864(?)  Designed and begun but left unfinished?
Item 2 of 41880(?)1881(?) Completed?
Item 3 of 418911893AdditionExtension
Item 4 of 41919 Alterations and additionsAlterations including addition of verandah.


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 6Jesse HallArchitectA18641865Designed and begun (but left unfinished according to 'Buildings of Scotland').
Item 2 of 6John MilneArchitect c. 1880(?)c. 1881(?)Completed villa according to 'Buildings of Scotland' but this has been questioned by Dr Robin Evetts who can find no evidence of Milne's involvement.
Item 3 of 6Hall & HenryArchitectural practiceC18911893Extension
Item 4 of 6Jesse HallArchitectC18911893Extension
Item 5 of 6Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1919 Alterations including addition of verandah.
Item 6 of 6James ScottArchitectB1919 Alterations including addition of verandah.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Adamson, J, Dr 
Item 2 of 2Allan, ColonelClient in 1919


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cant, Ronald Gordon1991St Andrews Architects Three decades of historical notes (Revised text), St Andrewsp 29
Item 2 of 4Evetts, Robin1988Architectural Expansion and Redevelopment in St Andrews, 1810-c.1894 Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrews 
Item 3 of 4Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)p 37
Item 4 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p 398

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2St Andrews Gazette16 January 1864   
Item 2 of 2St Andrews Gazette16 April 1864   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 1601