Basic Site Details

Name: Peebles Union Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Peebles
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built as poorhouse; extensively enlarged to form county buildings.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Peebles Combination Poorhouse  
Item 2 of 3Peeblesshire County BuildingsYes 
Item 3 of 3Tweeddale District Council OfficesYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Rosetta RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41853  Competition design, first scheme
Item 2 of 412 March 1855  Developed scheme, 12 March 1855. Endorsed by contractor; not built
Item 3 of 41856  Moffatt appointed and his scheme executed
Item 4 of 419341935 Extension and rebuilding to form county buildings


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 7John Dick PeddieArchitect 18531854Several schemes drawn up - not built
Item 2 of 7William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect 18561857Appointed and his scheme executed
Item 3 of 7David John ChisholmArchitectA19341935Extension and rebuilding (as County Buildings)
Item 4 of 7George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectA19341935Extension and rebuilding (as County Buildings)
Item 5 of 7J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceA19341935Extension and rebuilding (as County Buildings)
Item 6 of 7William James Walker ToddArchitectA19341935Extension and rebuilding (as County Buildings)
Item 7 of 7Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practiceAc. 1935 Interior work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 70 & 619
Item 2 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p235

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39256 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 30875/1-4; RHP 30876/1-14; RHP 30879/1-8
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1850/35/1; DPM 1930/30/11
Item 4 of 4Peebles MuseumPlans Moffatt plans