Basic Site Details

Name: Dess House
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Kincardine o' Neil
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Partly demolished after fire.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51851   
Item 2 of 5c. 1860  Lodge built
Item 3 of 5c. 1900  New loggia
Item 4 of 5October 1909 Contracts advertisedAdditions
Item 5 of 51910 Design exhibitedDesign for additions


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 6James Matthews A1851  
Item 2 of 6Mackenzie & Matthews A1851  
Item 3 of 6Thomas Mackenzie A1851  
Item 4 of 6James Matthews Bc. 1860 Lodge
Item 5 of 6Walter Ramsay Davidson  c. 1900 New loggia
Item 6 of 6Walter Ramsay Davidson  1909 Additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Davidson, Duncan of Dess 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 6Geddes, Jane2001Deeside and the Mearns: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIAS/Rutland Pressp110
Item 3 of 6Historic Scotland Lists    No reference for lodge
Item 4 of 6Lippe, William1979The Scottish baronial house in Aberdeenshire of the Mackenzies and James Matthews The Robert Gordon University post graduate dissertation 
Item 5 of 6Royal Academy exhibitors    1910, no 1570
Item 6 of 6Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp67, 602

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder23 October 1909  p444 contracts open for additions to the Mansion House of Dess, Kincardine O'Neil

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9541 
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9542Lodge