Basic Site Details

Name: Charleton House
Town, district or village: Colinsburgh
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718151817AdditionWings added at rear
Item 2 of 71818 ProposedUnexecuted scheme for remodelling house
Item 3 of 71832  Extensions including new dining room at east end
Item 4 of 710 February 1855  Additions of dining room, billiard room and other offices by Bryce - drawings dated
Item 5 of 719041906 Extensive alterations including new main entrance and interior work. Addition of obervatory - drawings dtaed
Item 6 of 71907  Improvements and addititions by Mrs Agnes Anstruther, porch
Item 7 of 71908(?)  Siting of road and forecourt gates

People

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 9Alexander LeslieArchitectD18151817Wings added at rear - with Thomas Finlay mason
Item 2 of 9Thomas FinlayMasonE18151817Wings added at rear with Alexander Leslie
Item 3 of 9William BurnArchitectB1818 Unexecuted scheme by Burn to remodel house.
Item 4 of 9William BurnArchitectA1832 Extensions including new dining room at east end with John Lessels as clerk of works
Item 5 of 9John LesselsArchitectC1832 Extensions - Lessels acting as clerk of works for Burn and prepared the sketches
Item 6 of 9David BryceArchitect 1855 Additions of dining room, billiard room and other offices
Item 7 of 9(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19041906Extensive alterations, including new main entrance and interior work: design for entrance modified later by Mrs Anstruther. Addition of observatory. Also stables
Item 8 of 9Agnes Dorothea AnstrutherArchitect 1907 Additions and improvements and modification of Lorimer's designs.
Item 9 of 9Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 1908(?) Siting of road and forecourt gates

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Anstruther, Colonel1905-1907 work
Item 2 of 2Thomson, John Anstruther of CharletonBurn and Bryce work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp125-26 (for Burn work as well)
Item 2 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp173
Item 3 of 3Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p174

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Charleton House, FifePlans Collection Original drawings and papers (for various phases of work). Also drwings in scrapbook at Charleton.
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8581 
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8582Entrance court, wall, buildings and gates
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8583Terraces, steps etc - B listed
Item 5 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Court of Session recordsSC 20/44/3pp363-5, 393-414
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR C/8 . LOR C/46
Item 7 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of plans from Charleton