Basic Site Details

Name: Callander Hydropathic
Town, district or village: Callander
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: CALLANDER NB. - The Callander and Trossachs Hydropathic, which was destroyed by fire about five years ago, and has just been reconstructed, was opened the other day by the Lord Provost Richmond, of Glasgow. The original building was built in 1882 at a cost of úl5,000. Two years later it passed into the hands of a limited liability company, by whom it was conducted until it was burned. The new building, designed by Mr James M. Monro, architect, Glasgow, is a four-story structure of white sandstone in a domestic type of English architecture. The overhanging oriel windows are finished with half-timbered gables, while the angles of the building are carried up to form towers, and balconies are provided from which the scenery of the Vale of Teith, the Pass of Leny, Ben Ledi, and the mountain range surrounding the Trossachs can be seen. At the main entrance, which, owing to the levels of the site, is on a level with the first floor, is a portico, through which access is gained to the panelled entrance hall and thence to the main corridor, which runs along the entire building, and measures 156 feet in length by 12 feet in breadth. Along the entire front of the first floor is a projecting balcony. The public rooms are spacious apartments, with panelled ceilings, and there are many suites of private sitting and bedrooms. Messrs. Wylie and Lochhead, Ltd., have been responsible for the furnishings. The baths include Turkish, Russian, and other types. [Building News 13 January 1899 p77]

Notes Canmore drawings dated 1897. Tennis Courts etc dated 1906. Minor alterations 1922

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1The Callander and Trossachs Hydropathic  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81878  First scheme
Item 2 of 818791880 Second and executed scheme
Item 3 of 818891891 Alterations and additions - including minor alterations to adapt building as hotel
Item 4 of 81891  Burnt and rebuilt
Item 5 of 81895  Burnt again and rebuilt in different form
Item 6 of 818961898 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 81906  Tennis pavilion and other alterations
Item 8 of 81922  Interior alterations


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 15Francis MackisonArchitectC18781880With Peddie, Kinnear & Peddie
Item 2 of 15Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectD18781880With Francis Mackison & Son
Item 3 of 15John Dick PeddieArchitectD18781879With Francis Mackison & Son
Item 4 of 15John More Dick PeddieArchitectD18781880With Francis Mackison & Son
Item 5 of 15Peddie, Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceD18781879With Francis Mackison & Son
Item 6 of 15Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceD18791880With Francis Mackison & Son
Item 7 of 15James Milne MonroArchitectA18891891Alterations and additions - including minor alterations to adapt building as hotel
Item 8 of 15Charles Ernest MonroArchitectB18961898Alterations and additions
Item 9 of 15J M Monro & SonArchitectural practiceB18961898Alterations and additions
Item 10 of 15James Milne MonroArchitectB18961898Alterations and additions
Item 11 of 15Charles Ernest MonroArchitectG1906 Tennis pavilion and other alterations
Item 12 of 15J M Monro & SonArchitectural practiceG1906 Tennis pavilion and other alterations
Item 13 of 15James Milne MonroArchitectG1906 Tennis pavilion and other alterations
Item 14 of 15Charles Ernest MonroArchitectH1922 Interior alterations
Item 15 of 15J M Monro & SonArchitectural practiceH1922 Interior alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Callander and Trossachs Hydropathic Company 
Item 2 of 2Callander Hydropathic Institution 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Allsop, R O The Hydropathic Establishment   
Item 2 of 2Walker, David W2003Peddie and Kinnear's Hydropathics Architectural Heritage XIV, Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, pp22-44pp35-42

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect23 February 1884   
Item 2 of 5Building News1 November 1889   
Item 3 of 5Building News24 March 1899  p427 - Legal case involving Dick Peddie
Item 4 of 5Dundee AdvertiserFebruary 1884  Obituary of Francis Mackison
Item 5 of 5Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular20 December 1898  1895 rebuilding

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow City ArchivesMonro & Partners Collection MON 1890/3
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1870/75/4
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Milne Monro: F v16 p136 no1085 (microfilm reel 11)