Basic Site Details

Name: Gilmerton
Town, district or village: Stravithie
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: There is some confusion on plan list of Gillespie & Scott - the work in 1902 may be on Gilston House stables

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91880s(?)  Water supply
Item 2 of 91901  Additions
Item 3 of 91902  Alterations on stable offices
Item 4 of 91910  Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 9February 1928  Sketches of drawing room, and proposed new loose boxes and cottages
Item 6 of 91930  New drawing room and alterations
Item 7 of 91931  Roadways to north and south of house
Item 8 of 91934  Large scale drawing showing plan and wall elevations of kitchen. Also new cesspool and outflow drain
Item 9 of 91935  Cottar houses; bridge

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 16James Ross GillespieArchitect 1880s(?) Water supply
Item 2 of 16James Ross GillespieArchitectB1901 Additions
Item 3 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1902 Alterations on stable offices
Item 4 of 16James Ross GillespieArchitectC1902 Alterations on stable offices
Item 5 of 16James ScottArchitectC1902 Alterations on stable offices
Item 6 of 16(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1910 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceDFebruary 1928 Sketches of drawing room, and proposed new loose boxes and cottages
Item 8 of 16James ScottArchitectDFebruary 1928 Sketches of drawing room, and proposed new loose boxes and cottages
Item 9 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceE1930 New drawing room and alterations
Item 10 of 16James ScottArchitectE1930 New drawing room and alterations
Item 11 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceF1931 Roadways to north and south of house
Item 12 of 16James ScottArchitectF1931 Roadways to north and south of house
Item 13 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceG1934 Large scale drawing showing plan and wall elevations of kitchen. Also new cesspool and outflow drain
Item 14 of 16James ScottArchitectG1934 Large scale drawing showing plan and wall elevations of kitchen. Also new cesspool and outflow drain
Item 15 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceH1935 Cottar houses; bridge
Item 16 of 16James ScottArchitectH1935 Cottar houses; bridge

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Purvis, R W, CaptainAppears as Major Purvis in 1935 records
Item 2 of 2Purvis, R W, Major 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p175

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/6
Item 2 of 2St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle nos 198, 306, 453, 1937, 1938, 1939, 2065, 2265, 2269, 2327, 2331