Basic Site Details

Name: Hydropathic Institution
Town, district or village: North Berwick
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Enlarged again by Beattie c.1886.

Waters Jamieson did work on a hotel in North Berwick at some point beofre 1981. We know this was for Trust Houses Forte. The Marine Hotel is owned by THF so the conclusion is that they did work on this building.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Marine HotelYesAfter 1881

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 12c. 18701875 Original Hydropathic
Item 2 of 121874  Company formed September 1974
Item 3 of 12March 1875 Build/constructionWork begun
Item 4 of 121880  Building sold, new company formed
Item 5 of 121881  Enlargement
Item 6 of 1213 March 1882 Destruction/demolitionBuilding burnt
Item 7 of 12May 1883 OpenedBuilding re-opened
Item 8 of 121886  Alterations?
Item 9 of 121898  Burnt and rebuilt
Item 10 of 121910  New kitchen
Item 11 of 121960s Alterations and additionsSwimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms
Item 12 of 121970s Alteration/conversion(?)Rebuilding? Extensions?


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 17(Sir) Thomas Duncan Rhind    Hall and fireplaces - date unknown
Item 2 of 17George Beattie & Son AMarch 18751876Original building
Item 3 of 17William Hamilton Beattie AMarch 1875July 1876Additions to hydropathic
Item 4 of 17Frederick Thomas Pilkington Bc. 1881 Additions
Item 5 of 17George Beattie & Son Cc. 1886 Additions
Item 6 of 17William Hamilton Beattie Cc. 1886 Additions
Item 7 of 17Alistair Maclachlan Smith H1960s Swimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms
Item 8 of 17Francis ('Frank') Sibbald White H1960s Swimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms
Item 9 of 17Henry Wylie & Partners H1960s Swimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms
Item 10 of 17Henry Wylie (or Harry Wylie) H1960s Swimming pool, recreation rooms, and banqueting rooms - in full charge
Item 11 of 17Alwyn Brunow Waters f1970s Rebuilding? Extensions? (May not be involved)
Item 12 of 17Geoffrey Taylor F1970s Rebuilding? Extensions? (May not be involved)
Item 13 of 17Ian Henry Dodd F1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 14 of 17Robert Arthur Waters F1970s Rebuilding? Extensions? (May not be involved)
Item 15 of 17Robert Kerr Marshall F1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 16 of 17Ronald Jeffrey Clark Jamieson F1970s Rebuilding? Extensions?
Item 17 of 17Waters Jamieson Partnership F1970s Rebuilding? externsions?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Grand Metropolitan HotelsClient for 1960s work
Item 2 of 3Marine Hotel Co1881 conversion
Item 3 of 3Trust Houses ForteClient for 1970s work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghno 440
Item 2 of 5McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p366
Item 3 of 5RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 4 of 5RSA1875   918 (Beattie additions)
Item 5 of 5Statham, Craig2011Lost East Lothian Birlinnpp139-141

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder15 October 1898LXXV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38707 
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original drawings (undated) - Pilkington
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection ELD/160/2-9 (Pilkington) and 160/1, 10-11 (Beattie)
Item 4 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material T D Rhind's work
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Wylie: F no6138 (Combined Box 139)