Basic Site Details

Name: Balcarres House
Town, district or village: Colinsburgh
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish: Kilconquhar
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Terraced garden, North Lodge and Estate office are B listed. Estate buildings should be separated out

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 91804 AdditionSouth wing added
Item 2 of 918361843 Extensive Scottish manorial additions
Item 3 of 91863  Outbuildings and front entrance gates
Item 4 of 91867  Terraced garden and steps (lower terraces to the design of Sir Coutts Lindsay)
Item 5 of 91896  Lodge and wrought iron gates and sundial (from Leuchars Castle and re-erected on new base)
Item 6 of 91903  Estate office
Item 7 of 9c. 1920  War memorial
Item 8 of 9After 1933 Alterations and additionsVarious works on estate
Item 9 of 91970s Repair 

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 15Robert BalfourArchitect, MasonA1804 South wing added (since demolished)
Item 2 of 15David BryceArchitectB18361843Extensive Scottish manorial additions - as assistant to William Burn
Item 3 of 15William BurnArchitectB1836(?)1843Extensive Scottish manorial additions
Item 4 of 15David BryceArchitectC1863 Outbuildings and front entrance gates
Item 5 of 15David BryceArchitectD1867 Terraced garden and steps
Item 6 of 15Jesse HallArchitectD1867 Executant architect for lower terraces created to design of Sir Coutts Lindsay (detailed drawings by Bryce)
Item 7 of 15(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectE1896 North Lodge and wrought iron gates and sundial (from Leuchars Castle and re-erected on new base)
Item 8 of 15(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectF1903 Estate office
Item 9 of 15(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectGc. 1920 War memorial
Item 10 of 15Frank PrideArchitectFAfter 1933 Various works on estate
Item 11 of 15Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceFAfter 1933 Various works on estate
Item 12 of 15Cunningham Jack Fisher PurdomArchitectural practiceH1970s Repairs
Item 13 of 15Kenneth Ashmore Ramsden PurdomArchitectural practiceH1970s Repairs
Item 14 of 15Peter George FisherArchitectH1970s Repairs
Item 15 of 15William Murray JackArchitectH1970s Repairs

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Crawford and Balcarres, Earl ofClient for lodge and gates. Also for 1903 estate office
Item 2 of 3Lindsay, Colonel JamesClient for Burn and Bryce work
Item 3 of 3Lindsay, Sir Coutts, BtDesigns for lower terraces and new wing

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 8Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p81-2
Item 3 of 8Hannan, Thomas1928Famous Scottish Houses  p5
Item 4 of 8Miers, Mary1984Balcarres House University of St Andrews MA Dissertation 
Item 5 of 8Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp171
Item 6 of 8Riches, Anne1991The St Andrews Area Royal Architectural Institute (chapter in this book)p45
Item 7 of 8RSA1897   502
Item 8 of 8Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p171 and p173

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder12 February 1898LXXIV p156 with illustration
Item 2 of 4Country Life9 August 1920  or 9 August 1902
Item 3 of 4RIAS Chartered ArchitectSeptember 199910.7 Obituary of Bill Jack
Item 4 of 4RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. 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 11Balcarres Estate OfficeBalcarres Estate Office Plans  
Item 2 of 11Courtesy of Glen PrideInformation sent to DMW Sent 2006
Item 3 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8625House
Item 4 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8626Terraced gardens
Item 5 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8622Estate office
Item 6 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8633North Lodge and gates
Item 7 of 11National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection FID 522/1 (Estate office) FID 522/2-3 (Gate lodge). Two drawings by Bryce copied 2004, Acc Nos 2004/172 and two drawings of estate office and stable , copied 2004, Acc Nos 2004/69. P
Item 8 of 11National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR B/6 and B/7
Item 9 of 11RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection Two plans and one perspective dated 1834
Item 10 of 11RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection  
Item 11 of 11RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Stodart Lorimer: F v17 p35 no1114 (microfilm reel 12)