Basic Site Details

Name: Overtoun House
Town, district or village: Dumbarton
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Now derelict.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Overtoun Hospital Name proposed when plans were made for conversion to hospital

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318591863  
Item 2 of 3June 1863  House completed. Also gatepiers.
Item 3 of 3After 1930Before 1941 Plans for conversion into hospital - seemingly unexecuted


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 3James SmithArchitectA18591863House and probably gatepiers
Item 2 of 3John Moyr SmithArchitect, DesignerA18591863Elaborate Italianate interior work
Item 3 of 3Sam BuntonArchitectBAfter 1930Before 1941Plans for conversion into hospital - seemingly unexecuted


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1White, James JuniorChemical manufacturer, Shawfield Chemical Works

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 1Overtoun House, West Lodge and gatepiersLodge and gatepiers are both B Listed


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3MacLeod, D1893Dumbarton Ancient and Modern   
Item 2 of 3Macleod, Donald1886The Clyde District of Dunbartonshire Dumbarton: Bennett & Thomson, 1886p 137
Item 3 of 3Stapleton, Annamarie2002John Moyr Smith, 1839-1912: a Victorian designer Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennisp 9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Dumbarton Herald11 June 1863  pl col.d
Item 2 of 3Scottish FieldJuly 1906  p26
Item 3 of 3The Labour Leader25 May 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24907 
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24909Gatepiers at south drive
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court Records SC 67/36/48, pp132-135 (James Smith)
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Sam Bunton: L no5037 (combined box 52)