Basic Site Details

Name: Beach House
Town, district or village: Broughty Ferry
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for unexecuted proposals for the Orchar Gallery as a separate building at Orchar Park, designed by Thomas Saunders Robertson in conjunction with James Guthrie Orchar in 1891.

Drawings dated 8 March 1920 shows two proposed additions, one at first floor of service wing executed in the 1920s and one on north west carried out in 1930s.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Orchar GalleryYesAfter conversion, 1923

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 231, Beach CrescentYesMain address of original villa
Item 2 of 2King StreetYesWall and gate piers are on King Street


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61866  Original villa
Item 2 of 619201926 Conversion to gallery
Item 3 of 68 March 1920  Drawings for alterations for conversion to gallery. ('traced WMM 10:11:1921)
Item 4 of 61926  Conversion work completed and gallery opened
Item 5 of 619351937 Large extension to north west
Item 6 of 614 September 1937  Formal opening of gallery with north west extension


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 5James Maclaren  1866 Original villa
Item 2 of 5James Findlay  19201926Conversion to gallery
Item 3 of 5David Smith B19351937Large extension to north west
Item 4 of 5Findlay Stewart & Robbie B19351937Large extension to north west
Item 5 of 5James Findlay B19351937Large extension to north west


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Orchar, James Guthrie, Provost - Trustees ofClient for 1920s -1930s extension to form Orchar Gallery

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Orchar GalleryThis project (mentioned in Orchar's will) was unexecuted; see separate entry for nearby Beach House, which was extended to become the Orchar Gallery in the 1930s.

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 1Orchar Park with Jubilee Arch and Fountain 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1McKean, Charles and Walker, David1993Dundee: An Illustrated Architectural GuideRevised EditionEdinburgh: RIASpp147-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Courier and Advertiser28 June 1935   
Item 2 of 3Dundee Courier and Advertiser15 October 1936   
Item 3 of 3Dundee Courier and Advertiser11 September 1937   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Dundee Planning DepartmentBroughty Ferry Approved Duplicate Plans Plans for James Findlay extensions, c.1936
Item 2 of 5Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25761 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSoutar Card Index  
Item 5 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Copy of drawing of 1920 additions - originally held by Orchar Trustees