Basic Site Details

Name: Seggie House
Town, district or village: Guardbridge
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: An entry in the Bank of Scotland archives in the following wording and dated October 5th 1843 "There is no dwelling house on Seggie and if let it will be necessary to lay out 1,000 on erections of one kind or another" By the year 1843 the estate was in the hands of the Bank of Scotland and being managed by them.

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 4c. 1860   
Item 2 of 41894  Entrance gate and gatelodge
Item 3 of 41903  Addition of billiard room; scale drawings of house
Item 4 of 41918  Additions at gatelodge


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 9Andrew Heiton (junior)Architect c. 1860 Date given in 'Buildings of Scotland'
Item 2 of 9James Ross GillespieArchitectB1894(?) Entrance gate and gate lodge
Item 3 of 9James ScottArchitectB1894(?) Entrance gate and gate lodge
Item 4 of 9Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceA1903 Addition of billiard room; scale drawings of house
Item 5 of 9James Ross GillespieArchitectA1903 Addition of billiard room; scale drawings of house
Item 6 of 9James ScottArchitectA1903 Addition of billiard room; scale drawings of house
Item 7 of 9Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1918 Additions at gatelodge
Item 8 of 9James Ross GillespieArchitectC1918 Additions at gatelodge
Item 9 of 9James ScottArchitectC1918 Additions at gatelodge


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Galloway, JohnClient for some of the later work?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p238

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News15 August 1890LIX p234
Item 2 of 2Dundee Advertiser5 March 1894  Obituary of Andrew Heiton Junior

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Bank of Scotland ArchivesBank of Scotland, Union Bank etc Archives  
Item 2 of 3Courtesy of Ernie BrownInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent 8 February 2011
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 416, 517, 592, 656, 823, 901, 1517