Basic Site Details

Name: Srongarbh
Town, district or village: West Linton
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Original plans drawn up for B MacKendrick Esq - but Thomson took the site and project over for himself and his first wife.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Srongara  
Item 2 of 2Strongara  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1The LoanYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5September 1933  Plans for original project for B MacKendrick dated (included terraced garden, swimming pool and garden pavilion & extension to garden pavilion)
Item 2 of 51934 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 520 June 1934January 1935 Plans dated
Item 4 of 51936 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 51938 Design exhibitedWhen design exhibited it appears under the practice name of Leslie Grahame Thomson and Connell.


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 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectA19331936 
Item 2 of 3Frank James ConnellArchitectA1938  
Item 3 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellArchitectural practiceA1938  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2MacKendrick, B, EsqClient originally for this project
Item 2 of 2Thomson (MacDougall), Leslie GrahameFor himself


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp63 & 753; pl 79
Item 2 of 5Royal Academy exhibitors    1938, no 13883
Item 3 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1938   225, 274
Item 4 of 5RSA1934   616
Item 5 of 5RSA1936   723

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51069 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1930/3/1-7, 1930/4/1-2, 1930/5/1-3
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Leslie Grahame-Thomson: F no3402 (box 22)