Basic Site Details

Name: Village and distillery at Tormore Estate, Speyside
Town, district or village: Speyside
City or county:  
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 'halfway between Ardvie and Ballindalloch in the Spey Valley' per Builder 17 January 1958 p159

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Housing  
Item 2 of 3Distillery  
Item 3 of 3Bonded Warehouse  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 229 November 1957 Proposed'a village consisting of 12 small houses, a canteen, a manager's house, a guest house and additional bonding stores. The cottages will be built in the Scottish tradition of about the time of Robert Burns...the project will take two to three years to complete.' per Builder p981
Item 2 of 26 January 1958 Scheme accepted'Work is to begin in March on the new distillery and distillery village planned by American interests in Speyside. Planning permission was given by Moray and Nairn Planning Committee on January 6...The intention is to create a modern model keeping with the traditions of the area rather than an expression of contemporary design. Local stone...will be used extensively' per Builder 17 January 1958 p159


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 2(Sir) Albert Edward RichardsonArchitect 29 November 1957 per Builder p981
Item 2 of 2Alexander Cullen (junior)Architect January 1958(?) 'Inverness architect Lt.-Col. Alexander Cullen, FRIBA, will have the co-operation of Professor Sir Albert Richardson in planning the project.' per Builder 17 January 1958 p159


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Schenley Industries, Ltd. (US) / Seagar & Evans Distilling Company (UK(London)) 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde and Long John Distilleries, Ltd. 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder29 November 1957  'New Speyside Village' p981
Item 2 of 2Builder17 January 1958  'Early Start on Speyside Village' p159