Basic Site Details

Name: La Corudos
Town, district or village: Roquebrune Cap Martin
City or county:  
Country: France
Grid ref:
Notes: Esther Barbara Chalmers, niece of R.S. Lorimer, attended this school and her unpublished autobiography in the NLS ( mentions the house as having been "designed for [the Bessires] by our Uncle Robert" and gives it a name, Lacorudos which is a typo or misspelling of La Corudos (p. 5 of the addendum to ch. 3 of the tss; the page numbering is tricky in this doc!).

There is a photo of the house (# 155 in the "Inventory" at above link) in the NLS, but what really helps is this: p. 199 in this linked pdf: (the Bessires and the Guillaumes were related, as that document explains) which makes clear that the house was at Roquebrune Cap Martin rather than a more general "Mentone" as it appears in Esther Chalmers's tss.

The house indeed may still exist---note the address of this company:

(Courtesy of Professor Kali Israel)

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1c. 1907   


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 1(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect c. 1907  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Bessire, Mesdemoiselles Blanche and AlineLes soeurs Bessire kept a French school in Edinburgh, along with their nieces and some other staff. Lorimer's niece attended the school.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Kali Israel, Associate Professor, University of MicheganInformation sent to Dictionary Contact page Sent July 2016
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR XSD/119