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TITLE
The Pavilion, the Bandstand and the Pergola, Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P016
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38339
KEYWORDS
spas
towns
springs
health
bandstands
hospitals
tourism
The Pavilion, the Bandstand and the Pergola, Strathpeffer

As the popularity of Strathpeffer as a spa town grew, the need for a suitable meeting place was recognised. The Countess of Cromartie commissioned a local architect to design a building based on the casino at Baden Baden, which in turn was based on the Festspielhaus at Bayreuth. The resulting building was a grand Victorian Pavilion within a pleasure garden next to the Upper Pump Room. The total cost of the Pavilion was just over £2,700 and it was opened by the Countess of Sutherland on 10 August 1881.
During World War I it was used as an American naval hospital. The popularity of Strathpeffer declined between the wars and the Pavilion gradually fell out of use. It has recently been restored and will be managed by the Strathpeffer Pavilion Association.

The Bandstand and the pergola are other examples of the fine trimmings which accompanied the popularity of Strathpeffer.

This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900

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The Pavilion, the Bandstand and the Pergola, Strathpeffer

ROSS: Fodderty

1900s

spas; towns; springs; health; bandstands; hospitals; tourism

Highland Libraries

As the popularity of Strathpeffer as a spa town grew, the need for a suitable meeting place was recognised. The Countess of Cromartie commissioned a local architect to design a building based on the casino at Baden Baden, which in turn was based on the Festspielhaus at Bayreuth. The resulting building was a grand Victorian Pavilion within a pleasure garden next to the Upper Pump Room. The total cost of the Pavilion was just over £2,700 and it was opened by the Countess of Sutherland on 10 August 1881.<br /> During World War I it was used as an American naval hospital. The popularity of Strathpeffer declined between the wars and the Pavilion gradually fell out of use. It has recently been restored and will be managed by the Strathpeffer Pavilion Association.<br /> <br /> The Bandstand and the pergola are other examples of the fine trimmings which accompanied the popularity of Strathpeffer.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900