Basic Site Details

Name: Waverley Hydropathic
Town, district or village: Melrose
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: CONCRETE BUILDINGS - The construction of the Waverley Hydropathic Institution, which is now being erected near Montrose, is carried on under the principle of Drake’s concrete building, and is said to be progressing very efficiently. It is being erected in conformity with designs furnished by Mr J C Walker, architect, Edinburgh; the contractor for the concrete work being Mr Waugh, Melrose. The building is of very perfect arrangements, and considerable dimensions. The employment of concrete in building and otherwise will thus soon be tested on a scale hitherto unequalled, at least north of the Scottish metropolis. [The Architect 23 October 1869 p208]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Waverley Castle HotelYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Skirmish HillYes 
Item 2 of 2Waverley RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318691871Construction 
Item 2 of 31876  Extension
Item 3 of 31912  Addition of recreation room


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 3James Campbell Walker  18691871 
Item 2 of 3J M Dick Peddie & Forbes Smith B1912 Addition of recreation room
Item 3 of 3John More Dick Peddie B1912 Addition of recreation room


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp551
Item 2 of 3RSA1869   722
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p181

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect23 October 1869II p208
Item 2 of 2Builder1869XXVII p199

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37808