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Pitkerro House

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    33449
  • Site type
    COUNTRY HOUSE, GARDEN WALL(S)
  • Parish
    DUNDEE (DUNDEE, CITY OF)
  • Council
    ANGUS
  • NGR
    NO 45325 33719
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.492369N, 2.889567W
  • Archeological notes
    NO43SE 6.00 45325 33719 NO43SE 6.01 45309 33429 Pitkerro Lodge. NO43SE 6.02 45325 33740 Stables NO43SE 6.03 45374 33766 Cottage ( Former Battery House) NO43SE 6.04 45394 33613 Dovecot (NO 4533 3370) Pitkerro House (NAT) OS 1:10,000 map, (1974) Pitkerro Castle, built by the Durham family in the mid-16th century is a long narrow building c. 80' x 22'6" with a round stair-tower on the south front. The building has been considerably modernised and added to. D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92. Pitkerro House (information from Dr A T MacQueen, occupier) is a well-preserved, harled mansion whose southern wing is 16th century the door lintel in the tower bearing the date 1593. The remainder of the house is modern. Visited by OS (J L D) 15 May 1958.
  • Architectural notes
    NMRS REFERENCE: Architect: Sir Robert Lorimer. Restored. 1902-4. LOR/PITKERRO/1: Ground Floor Plan for publication. Ink on tracing. s: Robert Lorimer. d: 1908 /2: F.S. Design for Sundial. s: Robert Lorimer. d: May 1903(05?) Pencil and watercolour on cartridge. (fragment).

Related material information

PRINT ROOM

  • 33449 (1931)
    Plan of - Pitkerro, Forfarshire. Plan of Ground Floor
  • 33449 (1931)
    Photograph of - Pitkerro, Forfarshire. The new Wing from the South-West. (For Plan, see 424/OP59/3)
  • 33449 (1931)
    Photograph of - Pitkerro, Forfarshire. Reconstructed and Additions 1902-4. From the South
  • 33449 (5/1902)
    Sketchbook containing sketches, notes and to-do lists referring to Briglands; Craigmyle; Pitkerro; 8 Great Western Terrace, Glasgow; Rowallan Castle; Minto; Aldourie Castle; 13 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh; Preston Hall; Hallyburton House; St. Leonard's School, St. Andrews, and Balcarres.
  • 33449 (7/1903)
    Sketchbook containing sketches, draft letters, notes and to-do lists referring to Formakin; Aldourie; Rowallan; 13 Rothesay Terrace; Hallyburton; Colstoun; Castle Craig; Ardkinglas; The Grange, North Berwick; Ardgowan; Pitkerro; Bavelaw; Aberdeen Market Cross; The Scottish Arts Club and Carmichael.
  • 33449 (1900)
    Photographic view of stained glass window. Insc on verso: '2 lights representing the annunciation at private chapel' 'Henry Payne'.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 33449 ()
    View from SE digital image of AN/3600
  • 33449 ()
    View of Lodge entrance.
  • 1141755 (1900)
    Photographic view of stained glass window. Insc on verso: '2 lights representing the annunciation at private chapel' 'Henry Payne'.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 33449 (6/1904)
    Measurement of Slaters Work by J B Gilmour.
  • 33449 (6/1904)
    Measurement of Plumber Work by Thomas Hume.
  • 33449 (6/1904)
    Measurement of Executed Mason Work by James Scott.
  • 33449 (6/1904)
    Measurement of Executed Plaster Work by Alex Ritchie.
  • 33449 (6/1904)
    Schedule of Measurements of additional work by A Bruce & Sons, Carpenter & Joiners Work.
  • 33449 (4/1902)
    Schedule of masonry work.
  • 33449 (4/1902)
    Schedule of carpenter and joiner work.
  • 33449 (4/1902)
    Schedule for plaster & concrete work.
  • 33449 (4/1902)
    Schedule for slater work and harling

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of Plan of 1st Floor and Section.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of Sections.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of West elevation & Sections.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of West elevation & Sections.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of East elevation.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of South elevation.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of North elevation.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of Attic Plan and plan of roof.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions & Alterations for Col.D.Dick. Copy of plan of ground floor.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions and alterations for Colonel Douglas Dick. Interior elevations of drawing room. Staircase details. Fireplace details and details of boudoir.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions and alterations for Colonel Douglas Dick. Detail sheets. Detail of carving over front door and wallhead details. Details of chapel windows, door and piscina.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions and alterations for Colonel Douglas Dick. Detail sheets including plans, sections, elevations and details of interior and exterior.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions and alterations for Colonel Douglas Dick. Plans, sections and elevations.
  • 33449 (1902)
    Additions and alterations for Colonel Douglas Dick. Plan, sections and elevations. Details of porch.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 33449 (1902)
    Photographic copy of scale drawing of South Elevation showing proposed alterations and additions. Insc: 'No.6'.
  • 33449 ()
    Gerneral view from South-West.
  • 33449 ()
    View of South elevation.
  • 33449 ()
    General view from South-West.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 965733 ()
    Details of drawing room.
  • 965732 ()
    Details of roof, tower and old building.
  • 1229561 (25/8/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of the house taken from the SW.
  • 1229560 (25/8/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of the house taken from the WSW.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Forfarshire, Sheet L1858

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Forfar, Sheet 050.151858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Forfar, Sheet 050.151860
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Forfar, Sheet 050.151858