Basic Site Details

Name: Bellevue Hotel
Town, district or village: Dunbar
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Cost: 12,000. Now in ruins following a fire

HOTEL, BELLE-VUE, DUNBAR - This building has just been erected at Dunbar. The hotel stands in about 2.5 acres of ground. Designed by Messrs Dunn and Findlay, architects, Edinburgh, the building, which has a frontage of 120 feet, is Scottish Baronial in style, the front being harled and faced with Dumfries stone. The main dining room, furnished in old oak, will be capable of accommodating about 100 persons, apart from a smaller dining room intended for day visitors particularly. A feature has also been made of the ladies drawing room, which is furnished in Chippendale. Apart from five or six separate suites of rooms, some of them on the ground floor, the house will contain fifty bedrooms. [Builder 5 June 1897 p516]

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31895c. 1899  
Item 2 of 320 June 1897 Opened 
Item 3 of 3February 1989 Destruction/demolitionBurnt


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 4Dunn & FindlayArchitectural practiceA1895c. 1899 
Item 2 of 4James Bow DunnArchitectA1895c. 1899 
Item 3 of 4James Leslie FindlayArchitectA1895c. 1899 
Item 4 of 4David Alston BeveridgeArchitectAc. 1899 As assistant to Dunn & Findlay


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Fleck, Mrs 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Bellevue Hotel, Motor Car House 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RSA1896   454
Item 2 of 2Statham, Craig2011Lost East Lothian Birlinnpp148-151

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 June 1897  p516

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24844 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection ELD/275/1-33
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Alston Beveridge: L v12 no732 (microfilm reel 33); James Bow Dunn: F v15 p131 no1006 (microfilm reel 11)