Basic Site Details

Name: Duncrub House
Town, district or village: Dunning
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Perthshire.—For the erection of a large mansion and offices, in Perthshire, N.B. for the Right Hon. Lord Rollo. Communicate with the architect (giving references) Mr. W. G. Habershon, 38, Bloomsbury-square, London, WC. [Building News 22 February 1861 Page 172]

Tenders opened on Monday 18th March 1861.
Neilson, Glasgow, - £21,100; Craig, Glasgow - £20,499; Stephen Hair, Glasgow; - £20,445; Adam, Glasgow - £20,097; Murray, Perth - £19,972; Scott, Montrose - £19,835; Readdle. Perth - £18,324; Brownlie, Glasgow - £17,609; Moore, Newport - £16,800; Parker and Sons, Liverpool - £16,582; Griffiths, Newport - £16,200; Weatherby, York - £15,830
[Building News 22 March 1861 Page 259]

New Mansion House for Lord Rollo at Duncrub, Perthshire.—A splendid new mansion is being rapidly erected at Duncrub, the place of residence of Lord Rollo. The old mansion has been taken down, and near its site the new one is to be erected, being one of the loveliest situations in Strathearn. The old house was a building of great antiquity, and so solid and compact was the masonry that it was with the greatest difficulty it could he demolished. The present building is to be one of the handsomest and most ornamental in the county- The architecture is to be of the Gothic style- The architect is Mr W G Habershon, London, and the contractor Mr Wetherlie. On Tuesday last the ceremony of laying the foundation-stone took place. [Building News 12 July 1861 p586]

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 418361837Build/constructionHouse by William Burn.
Item 2 of 418611863Build/constructionTenders - March 1861. Foundation stone July 1861
Item 3 of 41861 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 41950 Demolition 


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 4William BurnArchitectB18361837 
Item 2 of 4E & W G HabershonArchitectural practiceA18611863Replacing William Burn House
Item 3 of 4Edward HabershonArchitectA18611863Replacing William Burn House
Item 4 of 4William Gilbee HabershonArchitectA18611863Replacing William Burn House


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Rollo, John RogesonTenth Lord Rollo

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Duncrub House ChapelNow a sports hall.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp329
Item 2 of 3Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1861, no 657
Item 3 of 3Haynes, Nick2000Perth and Kinross: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh: Rutland Presspp64-65

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Building News22 February 1861  p172 - contracts open
Item 2 of 5Building News22 March 1861  p259 - tenders
Item 3 of 5Building News12 July 1861  p586 - foundation stone
Item 4 of 5Perthshire Courier11 February 1862   
Item 5 of 5RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of work by William Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection