Basic Site Details

Name: Wemyss Hall
Town, district or village: Cupar (near)
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hill of TarvitYesSince 1912
Item 2 of 2Marie Curie Memorial Foundation Hospital Used as hospital from 1948 to 1977

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 119051907 New house incorporating rear wing of old house, new garden, landscaping, stable, gardener's cottage and laundry house


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 3(Sir) William Bruce  C1696 Attribution. Stylistically not close enough to other works by Bruce to be certain. No documentary evidence.
Item 2 of 3Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd) B19061908Did the woodwork in the salon and stairs
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer  1907 New house incorporating rear wing of old house, new garden, landscaping, gardener's cottage and laundry house


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Sharp, F BPurchased house in 1904 but the reversion of the name to Hill of Tarvit did not take place until 1912.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 7Hussey, Christopher1931The Work of Sir Robert Lorimer KBE, ARA, RSA London: Country Lifep 60
Item 3 of 7Macartney, Mervyn E (ed)1908Recent English Domestic Architecture London: Architectural Reviewpp18-19 & 116-19
Item 4 of 7Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp92
Item 5 of 7Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Marie Curie Memorial Foundation Hospital
Item 6 of 7RSA1909   358
Item 7 of 7Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)pp 101-3 & 174

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architectural Reviewc. 1905XXVII pp 93-7

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Dr Paul MillerInformation sent to Professor David Walker Sent July 2015 reagrding the name change - from a newspaper report of 14 February 1912).
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2628 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR W/3, LOR W/4, LOR W/5, LOR W/6
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive D49178-49181