Basic Site Details

Name: The Hill House
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 6,504.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 18, Upper Colquhoun StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519021904  
Item 2 of 51912  Further work
Item 3 of 511 June 1928  Extension of gardener's house
Item 4 of 519821985Restoration 
Item 5 of 51990 Build/constructionLamp standards adapted from design by Mackintosh on kerbside


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 9Charles Rennie Mackintosh A19021904 
Item 2 of 9Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh A19021904 
Item 3 of 9Charles Rennie Mackintosh B1912 Further work
Item 4 of 9Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh B1912 Further work
Item 5 of 9Robert Wemyss  1928 Extension of gardener's house
Item 6 of 9The Boys Jarvis Partnership D19821985Restoration and repair
Item 7 of 9William Geoffrey Jarvis D19821984Restoration and repair - partner in charge.
Item 8 of 9William Nail D19821985Restoration - as job architect
Item 9 of 9Strathclyde Regional Council Department of Architecture and Related Services F1990 Lamp standards adapted from design by Mackintosh on kerbside


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Blackie, Walter WOriginal client, and client for 1928 work
Item 2 of 2National Trust for ScotlandClient for 1980s repair work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Academy Architecture1906 Part 2 pp73-75
Item 2 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p15
Item 3 of 8Billcliffe, Roger1979Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs Guildford & London: Lutterworth Presspp140-50, 153-8, 181-3 and 197
Item 4 of 8Howarth, Thomas1977Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern MovementSecond EditionLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltdpp98-107
Item 5 of 8Macaulay, James1994Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Hill House   
Item 6 of 8McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 7 of 8Robertson, Pamela and Johnston, J Stewart1996Charles Rennie Mackintoshexhibition catalogueGlasgow: Glasgow Museumspp173-97
Item 8 of 8Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p296

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild Box 1902-1904: 15/1902; 27/1902; 12/1928
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34761 
Item 3 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book. Also for 1912 work
Item 4 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 327 and 361