Basic Site Details

Name: Leslie House
Town, district or village: Markinch
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: No drawings for Lorimer work but correspondence may survive; appears to have been superseded by Gillespie & Scott work of 1905-08, which includes alterations to bay window in south elevation, strengthening of gallery and billiard room floors and alterations to servants' rooms.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Eventide Home After conversion in 1945; now closed.
Item 2 of 2Eventide House After conversion in 1945; now closed.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1116671672ReconstructionReconstruction and remodelling by Mylne, supervised by Sir William Bruce.
Item 2 of 111667 Plans drawn upPlans drawn up by John Mylne but completed by Robert Mylne with advice from Bruce.
Item 3 of 1118541855 Game larder, dairy, shoe house and coal shed
Item 4 of 111856  Billiard room on the top floor
Item 5 of 1118 April 1857 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations to stable and coach houses
Item 6 of 1119041905 Alterations and additions on stable officces and proposed laundry; plan of bay window, south elevation and opening iin drawing room; strengthening fllor of billiard room
Item 7 of 1119051908 Alterations, including new bathroom and vaulting at SE corner of house
Item 8 of 111906  Alterations and additions
Item 9 of 111907  Servants Hall
Item 10 of 1127 August 1929  Plans dated - for addition and alteration to garage
Item 11 of 111934  New dormer windows

People

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 22(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectG16671672Supervised enlargement and remodelling by Robert Mylne
Item 2 of 22Robert MylneMasonH16671672Completed the house
Item 3 of 22John Mylne juniorArchitectJ1667 Was engaged to enlarge and remodel the house but Bruce's advice sought and Robert Mylne completed it in a more up-to-date style.
Item 4 of 22Robert BellArchitectD18541855Game larder, dairy, shoe house and coal shed
Item 5 of 22Robert BellArchitectF1855 Additions to terrace walls, forcing pit etc
Item 6 of 22Robert BellArchitectC1856 Billiard room on the top floor
Item 7 of 22Robert BellArchitectE1857 Additions and alterations to stable and coach houses
Item 8 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceD19041905Alterations and additions on stable officces and proposed laundry; plan of bay window, south elevation and opening iin drawing room; strengthening fllor of billiard room
Item 9 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectD19041905Alterations and additions on stable officces and proposed laundry; plan of bay window, south elevation and opening iin drawing room; strengthening fllor of billiard room
Item 10 of 22James ScottArchitectD19041905Alterations and additions on stable officces and proposed laundry; plan of bay window, south elevation and opening iin drawing room; strengthening fllor of billiard room
Item 11 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceA19051908Alterations, including new bathroom and vaulting at SE corner of house
Item 12 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectA19051908Alterations, including new bathroom and vaulting at SE corner of house
Item 13 of 22James ScottArchitectA19051908Alterations, including new bathroom and vaulting at SE corner of house
Item 14 of 22(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1906 Alterations (HS thinks this attribution by Savage is highly unlikely: no visible Lorimerian work and no drawings)
Item 15 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceE1907 Additions to servants' hall
Item 16 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectE1907 Additions to servants' hall
Item 17 of 22James ScottArchitectE1907 Additions to servants' hall
Item 18 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceG1929 Addition and alteration to garage
Item 19 of 22James ScottArchitectG1929 Addition and alteration to garage
Item 20 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceF1934 New dormer windows
Item 21 of 22James ScottArchitectF1934 New dormer windows
Item 22 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1945 Conversion to Eventide House

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Rothes, 7th Earl of (Ist Duke)Cleint for 1660s house
Item 2 of 3Rothes, Earl of 
Item 3 of 3Spencer-Nairn, Major Sir RobertClient for 1934 work

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 7Cottage at Leslie House 
Item 2 of 7Leslie House policies, Forester's Lodge 
Item 3 of 7Leslie House policies, West Lodge 
Item 4 of 7Leslie House, East Lodge 
Item 5 of 7Leslie House, Lodge at entry to sawmill from Leslie RoadThis may be the same as one of the other Leslie House lodges which are entered under different names - see separate entries.
Item 6 of 7Leslie House, Racquets' Court 
Item 7 of 7Leslie House, South Lodge 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  plate 66-8
Item 2 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 5Dunbar, J G1970Sir William Bruce exhibition catalogue  p10
Item 4 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp78
Item 5 of 5Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p174

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1North British Advertiser18 April 1857   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9693 
Item 2 of 4Kirkcaldy MuseumRothes Papers  
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court Records SC 20/44/7, 9 March 1855, 5 March 1856, 9 March 1857
Item 4 of 4St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 483, 661, 675, 680, 684, 842, 1025, 1026, 1802, 2032, 2364