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Arbroath, Cairnie Road, The Elms

Childrens Home (20th Century), Villa (19th Century)

Site Name Arbroath, Cairnie Road, The Elms

Classification Childrens Home (20th Century), Villa (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) House For Provost Corsar

Canmore ID 188233

Site Number NO64SW 155

NGR NO 63205 41750

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Arbroath And St Vigeans
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Architecture Notes

NO64SW 155.00 63205 41750

NO64SW 155.01 63274 41636 East Lodge


Architect: William Leiper

Site Management (25 June 2001)

2 storey mansion in the French Gothic style. The house is rubble built with ashlar dressings and a steeply pitched slate roof. The facade displays an arched porch, and a round corner tower. The ground floor principal rooms retains Aesthetic Movement stencilled walls and ceilings.

The Elms was built for the mill-owning Corsar family. It operated as a hotel until World War II when it was requisitioned by the War Office, before becoming a childrens' home of the World-Wide Evangelisation Crusade. (Historic Scotland). The architect William Leiper is best known for Templeton's Carpet Factory (also known as the Doge's Palace) in Glasgow.


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