Basic Site Details

Name: Clermiston Mains House and farm buildings
Town, district or village: Clermiston
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The first connection between the client and Cairns was when Tom Curr designed the art tile-work in association with James Duncan Ltd of Glasgow, the tiles being manufactures by T & R Boots Ltd of Burslem. The farm buildings at Clermiston consisted of single storey timber buildings in a formal herring bone pattern.

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 15 and 7, Oak Lane  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21922 Build/constructionPoultry fram
Item 2 of 219231925ReconstructionRebuilding and enlargement of farm house as a country house and formal garden.


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 1James Davidson CairnsArchitectA1922 Rebuildings and enlargement from 18th century farm buildings. Building of a puoltry farm.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ewing, AndrewFounder of Buttercup Dairies. He was a Baptist and broke the firm and hinself by giving a tenth of his income to the Rose Street chapel and all eggs laid on Sundays to local hospitals. The business was founded in 1889 in Dundee and Forfar moving to Elbe Street, Leith in 1905.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Scott, Bill2011The Buttercup: the Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company Alnwick: Leghorn Booksp13-14, 41-51, 52-56. Perspective of farm by Tom Curr p39

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman30 June 2011  Property pages- p11