Basic Site Details

Name: Mellerstain House
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Whitesyde Original name of house (18th-century)


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 317251729AdditionTwo wings by William Adam
Item 2 of 3c. 1770c. 1775Build/constructionMain block by Robert Adam - incprporating wings by William Adam.
Item 3 of 318981910 Baroque main door to entrance front, and formal gardens


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 3William AdamArchitectB17251729Wings added
Item 2 of 3Robert AdamArchitectDc. 1770c. 1778Incorporated wings by William Adam.
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Reginald Theodore BlomfieldArchitect 18981910Baroque main door to entrance front, and formal gardens


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Baillie, Hon, GeorgeClient for Adam work
Item 2 of 2Binning, Lord 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Blomfield, Reginald Theodore1932Memoirs of an Architect   
Item 2 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp533
Item 3 of 4Fellowes, R A Reginald Blomfield, an Edwardian Architect  pp66-7
Item 4 of 4Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p169

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Country Life4 September 1868   
Item 2 of 3Country Life28 August 1968   
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalFebruary 1943 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Blomfield

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2123 
Item 2 of 2Mellerstain HouseArchive Drawings attributable to William Adam survive in the archive - along with letters by him.