Basic Site Details

Name: Linnwood Hall
Town, district or village: Leven
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: It is unclear if G W Bruce is the estate manager or tenant farmer. He seems to be the client for the house but this creates a conflict with other information which says Charles Carlow was the client

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Carlow MansionsYes 
Item 2 of 5Convalescent Home for the Wives of Miners  
Item 3 of 5Linnwood Hall School  
Item 4 of 5Linwood Hall Alternative spelling used in some sources.
Item 5 of 5Linwood Hall School  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51899  House
Item 2 of 51900  Electric plant house
Item 3 of 51901  Gate lodge, summer house and stables
Item 4 of 51902  Hennery
Item 5 of 51933  Organ extension


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 12Gillespie & Scott A1899 House
Item 2 of 12James Ross Gillespie A1899 House
Item 3 of 12James Scott A1899 House
Item 4 of 12Gillespie & Scott B1900 Electric plant house
Item 5 of 12James Ross Gillespie B1900 Electric plant house
Item 6 of 12James Scott B1900 Electric plant house
Item 7 of 12Gillespie & Scott C19011902Gate lodge, summer house and stables; hennery
Item 8 of 12James Ross Gillespie C19011902Gate lodge, summer house and stables; hennery
Item 9 of 12James Scott C19011902Gate lodge, summer house and stables; hennery
Item 10 of 12John Fraser Matthew D1933 Alterations including extension for organ
Item 11 of 12Lorimer & Matthew D1933 Alterations including extension for organ
Item 12 of 12Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd) D1933(?) Interior work, instructed by Matthew - probably during his work here in 1933


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Bruce, G WFor stables and house etc
Item 2 of 2Carlow, Charles - Fife Coal Co, North British Railway Co and Royal BankOriginal client; chairman of Fife Coal Co, Deputy Chairman of North British Rail Co and Director of Royal Bank

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 1Linnwood Hall, walled garden and stables 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Nairne, Andrew1983James Gillespie & Scott 1876-1914 University of St Andrews MA DissertationPlate 117

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46508House.
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46509Lodge house (C(S)-listed).
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR F/7, LOR L/15, LOR L/64
Item 4 of 6Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on Scott Morton & Co involvement
Item 5 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore119119 
Item 6 of 6St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 102, 104, 108, 424, 677, 711, 930, 964, 1509