Basic Site Details

Name: Dunblane Hydropathic Institution
Town, district or village: Dunblane
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: DUNBLANE .—In consequence of the yearly increasing number of visitors to Dunblane Hydropathic, the proprietor has decided on extensive additions. A new wing will be added to the north end of the building, greatly enlarging the existing dining-room accommodation. The additions will afford room for nearly 100 persons, so that about 250 may sit down to dinner when the alteration has been carried out. In the basement underneath the new dining-room is a servants' hall and a servants' dormitory. Next year the symmetry of the frontage will be insured by the erection of a similar wing at the other end adjoining the present drawing-room. Plans for the extension have been prepared by Messrs James M'Laren and Sons, architects, Dundee, while the contract for the mason work has been secured by Messrs J and C Hay, builders, Dundee. The extension is to be completed in time to accommodate summer visitors. [Building News 18 March 1898 p397]


T Scott Sutherland was chairman of the Directors in the 1930s

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101875  A & G Thomson & Turnbull scheme
Item 2 of 10March 1875  First scheme
Item 3 of 10May 1875  Second scheme
Item 4 of 10June 1875  First tender drawings--not built
Item 5 of 1027 November 1876  Revised and executed scheme
Item 6 of 10April 1877  Further revisions
Item 7 of 1012 June 1877  Drawings for gate lodge and well house
Item 8 of 101898 AdditionNorth Wing - dining room
Item 9 of 10c. 1936  Reconstruction after 1930c
Item 10 of 10After 1945Before 1955RehabilitationReinstatement after occupation by War Office

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 14Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18751877 
Item 2 of 14John Dick PeddieArchitectA18751877 
Item 3 of 14Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA18751877 
Item 4 of 14A & G Thomson & TurnbullArchitectural practiceB1875 Design only - not built; consulted after cost of original Peddie & Kinnear scheme exceeded capital of company
Item 5 of 14Alexander ThomsonArchitectB1875 Design only - not built; consulted after cost of original Peddie & Kinnear scheme exceeded capital of company
Item 6 of 14George ThomsonArchitectB1875 Design only - not built; consulted after cost of original Peddie & Kinnear scheme exceeded capital of company
Item 7 of 14Robert TurnbullArchitectB1875 Design only - not built; consulted after cost of original Peddie & Kinnear scheme exceeded capital of company
Item 8 of 14George Gordon MaclarenArchitectC1898 North Wing
Item 9 of 14James Maclaren & SonsArchitectural practiceC1898 North Wing
Item 10 of 14John Turnbull MaclarenArchitectC1898 North Wing
Item 11 of 14T Scott SutherlandArchitect c. 1936 Reconstruction, pool
Item 12 of 14Carver, Symon & Ross (or Ross & Partners)Architectural practiceDAfter 1945Before 1955Reinstatement after occupation by War Office
Item 13 of 14Donald (F?) RossArchitectDAfter 1945Before 1955Reinstatement occupation by War Office
Item 14 of 14James Watson RitchieArchitectDAfter 1945Before 1955Reinstatement after occupation by War Office

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Dunblane Hydropathic Company 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp449
Item 2 of 6McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp197
Item 3 of 6RSA1877   847
Item 4 of 6Shifrin, Malcolm2015Victorian Turkish Baths Historic Englandp216 (plan)
Item 5 of 6Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 
Item 6 of 6Walker, David W2003Peddie and Kinnear's Hydropathics Architectural Heritage XIV, Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, pp22-44pp24-30

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1937Jan-June p51
Item 2 of 3Builder5 March 1898  p238
Item 3 of 3Building News18 March 1898  p397

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dundee UniversityDundee University Archives Plans P 137
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26409 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1870/119
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Watson Ritchie: F no5191 (Combined Box 62)