Basic Site Details

Name: Rospletha
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: This house was recently erected at Davidsonís Mains near Edinburgh. The materials employed were local stone with roughcast with stone dressings of doorways and other hewn work from Prudham Quarry. The slates were Ballaculish or Eusdale, with a certain proportion of Craiglea slates worked in. The total cost, including laying out of grounds, professional fees, etc was £2,400.
[British Architect 15 January 1909 Page 40].

N.B. The British Architect describes this house as being at Davidson's Mains. However the address is in Barnton Avenue which is really between Barnton and Davidson's Mains.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 131, Barnton AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 214 March 1905  Feu plan dated
Item 2 of 2May 1905October 1905Plans dated 


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 Bow Dunn  1905  
Item 2 of 3John More Dick Peddie AMay 1905 Feu plan drawn up
Item 3 of 3Peddie & Washington Browne AMay 1905 Feu plan drawn up


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glover, William Gordon 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect15 January 1909  p40

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection EDD 936/1-7. 7 sheets drawings including feuing plan by Peddie and Washington Browne