Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Elliot
Designation: Architect
Born: 1761
Died: c. 1835
Bio Notes: William Elliot was born in 1761, the son of Thomas Elliot, the minister at Cavers, Roxburghshire, and a man who was accomplished in mathematics and astronomy.

William Elliot acted as both architect and builder. He designed several minor country houses in the Borders. In about 1810 he brought an action in court against Sir John Lowther Johnstone of Westerhall for whom he had undertaken various works on the estate - alterations and additions to the house, farm buildings and estate buildings - for non-payment of accounts. The case dragged on for more than ten years but it would appear that neither party was awarded any money in the end of the day.

Elliot was still in practice in 1825. His wife had died on 25 July 1815. By 1837 his son, Walter, had taken over the practice. His father had presumably died about 1835.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Kelso, Roxburghshire, ScotlandBusiness   

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 131787Chesters House  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 2 of 131788Yair  SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 131794Teviot BridgeKelso (near) RoxburghshireScotlandBuilder
Item 4 of 131797Ladykirk HouseLadykirk BerwickshireScotland 
Item 5 of 13c. 1800Wilton ChurchHawick RoxburghshireScotlandEnlargement on north side
Item 6 of 13After 1802Ednam Parish ChurchEdnam RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 7 of 131803Crailing House  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 8 of 131811Town HallLangholm DunfriesshireScotland 
Item 9 of 131813Drumlanrig CastleDrumlanrig DumfriesshireScotlandRestoration for the 4th Duke of Buccleuch
Item 10 of 13c. 1820Glasserton House  WigtownshireScotlandPorch added
Item 11 of 131823Old Parish ChurchKelso RoxburghshireScotlandInternal alterations - chiefly substitution of flat ceiling for domed one.
Item 12 of 131825Public SchoolYetholm RoxburghshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 13 of 13Early 1800sBlackadder HouseAllanton BerwickshireScotlandDrawings for gateways and lodges, initialled WE - by Elliot or his father.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Mercury24 July 1824