Basic Site Details

Name: Acharra
Town, district or village: Colinton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: J J Joass involved? Must be mentioned somewhere in the Lorimer drawings

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 33, Gillespie Road Address given in NMRS
Item 2 of 33, Spylaw AvenueYes 
Item 3 of 33, Spylaw Bank Road Address given in Savage


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 310 December 1896  Plans dated
Item 2 of 31898 Build/construction 
Item 3 of 329 August 1906  Letter regarding alterations submitted to Dean of Guild


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 2(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1898  
Item 2 of 2John AngusArchitect, Builder 1906 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Meares (or Mears), Major 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p172
Item 2 of 2Sparrow, W S1904The British Home Today  Illustrations A12 Plans and A14 Perspective

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder12 February 1898  p156. Illustration and plans

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesMidlothian Dean of Guild Plans Alterations
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29804 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/9