Basic Site Details

Name: Bowhill House
Town, district or village: Selkirk
City or county: Selkirkshire
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 918121814AdditionCentre block of south front. Continued by Atkinson.
Item 2 of 918131817Addition 
Item 3 of 91831 Addition 
Item 4 of 91834 Build/constructionDrive-carrying bridge at Fauldshope
Item 5 of 9c. 1840  Unspecified work
Item 6 of 91841  Chapel and conservatory by Barry
Item 7 of 918741876 Completion of Burn's work, including plans for chapel
Item 8 of 918751877 Chapel in east wing by Bryce, never consecrated and now the Monmouth Room. Burn's work taken over after his death in 1870
Item 9 of 9November 1876January 1877 Plans dated for chapel, billiard room and smoking room (Macvicar Anderson)

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 12William StarkArchitectH18121814Centre block of south front. Continued by William Atkinson.
Item 2 of 12William AtkinsonArchitectD18131817Additions - continued the Stark work
Item 3 of 12William BurnArchitectA1831 Enlargement
Item 4 of 12John & Thomas SmithArchitectural practiceC1834 Drive-carrying bridge at Fauldshope
Item 5 of 12John SmithArchitectC1834 Drive carrying bridge at Fauldshope
Item 6 of 12Thomas SmithArchitect, BuilderC1834 Drive-carrying bridge at Fauldshope
Item 7 of 12Benjamin FerreyArchitect c. 1840 Unspecified work
Item 8 of 12(Sir) Charles BarryArchitect 1841 Chapel and conservatory; proposals for Italianising house with balustraded parapet and urns not carried out.
Item 9 of 12John Macvicar AndersonArchitect 18741876Completion of Burn's work, including plans for chapel, billiard room and smoking room
Item 10 of 12D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB18751877Chapel in east wing, never consecrated and now the Monmouth Room
Item 11 of 12David BryceArchitectB18751876Chapel in east wing, never consecrated and now the Monmouth Room
Item 12 of 12John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectB18751877Chapel in east wing, never consecrated and now the Monmouth Room

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Buccleuch, 4th Duke ofClient for William Stark and William Atkinson work
Item 2 of 3Buccleuch, 5th Duke ofClient for Burn and other work
Item 3 of 3Buccleuch, Duchess of 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Blisset, David Veneerer-in-chief to the Nobility: Sir Charles Barry's Country Houses Airs, M (ed): The Victorian Great Housep63
Item 2 of 8Bowhill Guidebook1975Bowhill Guidebook Pilgrim Pressp5
Item 3 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 8Cornforth, John1975Bowhill, Selkirkshire26 JuneCountry Life, 26 June 1975 
Item 5 of 8Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp131
Item 6 of 8Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p550
Item 7 of 8RCAHMS Inventory of Selkirkshire  p65-6
Item 8 of 8Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p218

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Country Life5 June 1975  Article by John Cornforth.
Item 2 of 3RIBA Transactions1837  pp52-60
Item 3 of 3RIBA Transactions1870  p125-8. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15196 
Item 2 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Buccleuch Papers Macvicar Anderson drawings
Item 3 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 224/30/15/3Letter dated 21 April 1812 and drawing.
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD224/655/3

Item 5 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD224/669/36Accounts of Atkinson - for designs, working drawings etc
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Plans for Barry's additions
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection