Basic Site Details

Name: Stirches House
Town, district or village: Hawick
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Original house built 1503 and remodelled 1686.

Cost of 1900-02 alterations and stables: 20,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1RC Home for Ladies, St Andrew's ConventYesSince 1926

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21899  Job begun
Item 2 of 219001904 Alterations including renewal of most of the interior, stables and lodge


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 2James Pearson AlisonArchitectA18991904Alterations including renewal of most of the interior, stables and lodge
Item 2 of 2Alexander InglisArchitectA19001901Alterations including renewal of most of the interior, stables and lodge - as assistant to J P Alison


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Blenkhorn, J Farrar 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1902 part 1 p91; plans p89
Item 2 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1902   554
Item 3 of 4Scott, Frank1986J P Alison Architect Transactions of the Hawick Archaeological Society, pp24-25p26, 29
Item 4 of 4Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p152

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Pearson Alison: F v18 p145 no1346 (microfilm reel 12); Alexander Inglis: L v18 no1363