Basic Site Details

Name: Viewforth House
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: HS Listing incorrectly gives J W Hay as the architect; he was not born until c.1855, and was not connected to the Hays of Liverpool, who were in fact the architects.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Stirling County BuildingsYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Pitt TerraceYes 
Item 2 of 2St Ninian's RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41855   
Item 2 of 41931  Alterations, became Stirling County Buildings
Item 3 of 419341937 New block
Item 4 of 41 March 1968 AdditionCounty Council has received approval for first phase of extension of city offices and it is expected that work will begin in April. Est. cost 295,000


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 10J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool') D1855  
Item 2 of 10James Murdoch Hay D1855  
Item 3 of 10John Hay D1855  
Item 4 of 10William Hardie Hay D1855  
Item 5 of 10H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency) C1930s Rear wing - with Paterson as architect for Scotland
Item 6 of 10John Wilson Paterson C1930s Rear wing - with Paterson as architect for Scotland
Item 7 of 10James Miller A1931 Alterations, became Stirling County Buildings
Item 8 of 10Richard McLeod Morrison Gunn A1931 Alterations, became Stirling County Buildings
Item 9 of 10James Carruthers Walker B19341937New block
Item 10 of 10James Miller B19341937New block


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp714
Item 2 of 4McKean, Charles1994Stirling and the Trossachs RIAS guidep56-7
Item 3 of 4Sloan, Audrey with Murray, Gordon James Miller, 1860-1947  p54
Item 4 of 4Stirlingshire Council Notes on Old Viewforth   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1931Jan-Jun p160
Item 2 of 2Building1 March 1968  p145

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48323 
Item 2 of 2RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 79 drawings