Bannatyne Home of Rest, Newtyle: records and papers

Scope and Content

Minutes 1942-1951; cash books 1905-1962; register of visitors 1940-1962; legal papers and miscellaneous correspondence 1892-1950; reports of architects with related correspondence concerning the state of repair of Newtyle Church, manse outbuildings 1926-1927; miscellaneous legal papers relating to repairs, gifts and bequests, investments and valuation of property 1909-1926; statements of Account from the National Bank of Scotland to the Bannatyne Home of Rest 1949-1956.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bannatyne House in Newtyle was bought by Alexander H Moncur, ex-Lord Provost of Dundee, in 1887. He enlarged the building to make it into Bannatyne Home of Rest, a holiday home for women who worked in the Dundee jute mills. The Home was officially gifted and endowed in 1892, and provided accommodation for up to 50 people. By 1961, the Home was in financial difficulties and was forced to close. The house was sold to Colonel James Bannatyne in 1962.


Records are arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Details of the original accession are unknown. Further records were deposited by Mrs Thornton in 1990 (AccM/268).

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


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Related Material

MS 17P/277-301 Plans of Bannatyne Home of Rest 1904-1940

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