Basic Site Details

Name: Imperial Hotel
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Argyle HotelYes 
Item 2 of 3Argyle House Later name
Item 3 of 3Imperial Temperance Hotel Full original name

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 2Ellice PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2North StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418791881  
Item 2 of 418861888 Extensions
Item 3 of 41895  Extension of dining room
Item 4 of 41932  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 9David Henry A18791881 
Item 2 of 9Hall & Henry A18791881 
Item 3 of 9Jesse Hall A18791881 
Item 4 of 9David Henry B18861888Extensions
Item 5 of 9Hall & Henry B18861888Extensions
Item 6 of 9Gillespie & Scott C1895 Extension of dining room
Item 7 of 9James Ross Gillespie C1895 Extension of dining room
Item 8 of 9James Scott C1895 Extension of dining room
Item 9 of 9William John Brockie Wright  1932 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Laurence, ____ 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cant, Ronald Gordon1967St Andrews Architects, II St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1967p 15
Item 2 of 4Cant, Ronald Gordon1979Public Buildings of St Andrews St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1979p 14
Item 3 of 4Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)pp 38 & 42
Item 4 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p 396

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Messrs Walker & Pride architectsPlan collection Original drawings
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William John Brockie Wright: F no4025 (box 31)
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 974