Basic Site Details

Name: Sidmount Cottage
Town, district or village: Moffat
City or county: Dunfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Sidmount Cottage dates from about 1836 and was built by Walter Newall for the widow Dame Mary Douglas. The design was inspired by her time in India when her late husband, Thomas Sidney Beckwith, was Commander in Chief of Bombay. Sidmount Cottage is reputed to be the first bungalow of traditional Indian design ever built in Britain and features a stunning southern
verandah with decorative cast iron columns. (Recent sale particulars - Strutt & Parker)

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Sidmount Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11832 Build/construction 


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 1Walter Newall A1832  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Douglas, Dame Mary 
Item 2 of 2Maxwell, ___Colvin


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p443
Item 3 of 3MacKechnie, Aonghus1988Walter Newall, Architect in Dumfries Trans. Dumfres & Galloway Naturual History & Antiquarian Society, 3rd ser, lxiii 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Dumfries Archive CentreWalter Newall CollectionGGD 131/ N4/95-99