Basic Site Details

Name: Balnacraig House and Lodge
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 10,000.

The Rev Thomas Crawford was minister of Perth East UP Church from 1888, having previously been assistant to Dr Hutchison of Bonnington, Leith, a man of substantial independent means whoses daughter, Elizabeth Janes, he married in 1892. The money is said by Braidwood to have come from the Coats family. Hutchison died in 1901 and in 1907 the Crawfords bought the Orchill estate. Crawford resigned his charge in the following year.

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 1Balnacraig, Fairmount TerraceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218951896  
Item 2 of 21909  Billiard room


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 4James Bow DunnArchitectB18951896 
Item 2 of 4Henry & MaclennanArchitectural practiceA1909 Billiard room
Item 3 of 4James Macintyre HenryArchitectA1909 Billiard room
Item 4 of 4Thomas Forbes MaclennanArchitectA1909 Billiard room


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Crawford, Rev Thomas 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Braidwood, Niall C1988Dunn and Findlay and The Scotsman Building RIBA Dissertation 1988pp195-196
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp654
Item 3 of 4RSA1897   521
Item 4 of 4RSA1909   405 Billiard Room design

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal20 September 1930 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp711

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection PTD 394/1-4
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Bow Dunn: F v15 p131 no1006 (microfilm reel 11)
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore28254