Basic Site Details

Name: Keavil House
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Much rebuilt since 1810-12. 495 and 84 paid for plans, suggesting unexecuted design for new house or more extensive work.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Keavil House HotelYes 
Item 2 of 2Keavil Mansion HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418101812 Alterations
Item 2 of 422 October 1873  Drawings dated - for alterations
Item 3 of 41875  Drawings dated for further alterations
Item 4 of 4c. 1890  Alterations


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 6Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd) B  Interior work, instructed by Ramage - date unknown
Item 2 of 6William Ramage C  Instructed Scott Morton & Co on interior work (presumably this Ramage?) - date unknown
Item 3 of 6William Stirling I  18101812Alterations
Item 4 of 6Andrew Scobie  18731875Alterations
Item 5 of 6(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson Bc. 1890  
Item 6 of 6George Mackie Watson  Before 1911 Unspecified work, in independent practice


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Barclay, J RClient for 1810-12 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKinstry, Sam1991Rowand Anderson, the Premier Architect of Scotland Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Pressp212
Item 2 of 2NMRS Survey of Private Collections  Survey of Pitfirrane drawings in NLS

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47829 
Item 2 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Melville Muniments Account book GD 51/16/72
Item 3 of 5National Library of ScotlandManuscript Collection MS 6509 - ground-floor drawing by Andrew Scobie
Item 4 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on Scott Morton & Co involvement
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Mackie Watson: L v21 no1659