Basic Site Details

Name: Mount Melville House
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Craigtoun HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Craigtoun House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618201821AdditionFront block added to original house
Item 2 of 619021905  
Item 3 of 61910  Formal garden, including summerhouse, bridge and island buildings
Item 4 of 61914 Design exhibitedSummer house design
Item 5 of 61949  Converted to maternity home
Item 6 of 6Before 1981 Alterations and additionsWard upgrade


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 8Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)    Interior work - date unknown
Item 2 of 8James Gillespie Graham C18201821Front block of earlier house (demolished 1900)
Item 3 of 8Alfred Waterhouse & Son A19021905 
Item 4 of 8Paul Waterhouse A19021905 
Item 5 of 8Paul Waterhouse B1910 Formal garden, including summerhouse, bridge and island buildings
Item 6 of 8Robert Sorley Lawrie  1949 Converted to maternity home - as Fife County Architect
Item 7 of 8L A Rolland & Partners SBefore 1981 Ward upgrade
Item 8 of 8Lawrence ('Larry') Anderson Lyon Rolland SBefore 1981 Ward upgrade


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Whyte-Melville, JohnClient for Gillespie Graham work
Item 2 of 2Younger, James - brewer 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Mount Melville, stables 
Item 2 of 2Mount Melville, west lodge 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 9Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 9Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p132-3
Item 3 of 9Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   
Item 4 of 9Neale, J P1825Seats2nd series volume ii
Item 5 of 9Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp137
Item 6 of 9RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 7 of 9Richardson, Harriet2010Building Our Health: The Architecture of Scottish Hospitals Historic Scotland 
Item 8 of 9Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 9 of 9Royal Academy exhibitors    1914, no 1826

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect LXXIV pp312, 328, 344
Item 2 of 6Architect XCII p492
Item 3 of 6Builder LXXXIX p344
Item 4 of 6Builder16 April 1926CXXX p627
Item 5 of 6Building News CVI p630
Item 6 of 6St Andrews Preservation Trust Yearbook2015  Account of house, pp44-54 by David Nicol Scott. Includes useful history of the estate and a photo of the bowed gable of Gillespie Graham's house with the pedimented elevation of the previous house on its right.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register139Formal garden
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2644House
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2646Island buildings including bridge
Item 4 of 6National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionAdvocates' MS 33.8.4 
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 6 of 6Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on involvement of Scott Morton & Co