Basic Site Details

Name: Miss Ishbel MacDonald’s “Wendy House”
Town, district or village: Lossiemouth
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Designed by her brother, Alister, as a summerhouse or retreat, the building was a gift to Miss Ishbel MacDonald by her father, Ramsey MacDonald in 1924. The Glasgow Herald noted “Standing at the side of the house, the shack is substantially built, faced with roughcast lined with white painted match-boarding and has a homely brick fireplace.”

It is assumed that this is one of the two” small single storey buildings of later construction, each with two rooms, sited E and W of house, abutting rear wall dividing property from street” as noted in the listing text for the main house and as such is also listed.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1The Hillocks 17, Moray Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11924 Build/construction 


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 1Alister Gladstone MacDonald (or Alistair Gladstone MacDonald)Architect 1924  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1MacDonald, (James) Ramseyfor his daughter, Ishbel.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1The HillocksHome of Ramsay Macdonald when in Scotland.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Herald17 June 1929  p10