Basic Site Details

Name: Balcaskie
Town, district or village: Pittenweem
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish: Carnbee
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodge is B listed, East gatepiers are A Listed, North Drive gatepiers are B Listed

Total cost of Bryce work 1857-58 2,125 0s 4d

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 11c. 1670c. 1674Reconstruction 
Item 2 of 111842  Housemaid's pantry at head of back stair
Item 3 of 1118431844 Gate lodge (West or Carnbee Lodge)
Item 4 of 111843  Alterations to chimneyheads, west turret, fitting up old chapel
Item 5 of 11c. 1844c. 1848 Restoration of garden
Item 6 of 111846  Rebuilding of gate pillars and parapet walls at east approach; east lodge
Item 7 of 111853  Minor Scots Baronial additions by Bryce
Item 8 of 1118561858ConstructionWork carried out by Bryce (Buildings of Scotland); work included changes to 2 windows and interior work
Item 9 of 111890s(?)  Terrace walls, roofing in of courtyard, additions and plan of front of house drawn
Item 10 of 111912  New gates
Item 11 of 114 July 1919  Date of design for North Lodge gate piers

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 20(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectAc. 1670c. 1674Enlarged and altered
Item 2 of 20William BurnArchitectS18271828Alterations including bridge in park
Item 3 of 20William BurnArchitectT18301832Work on house
Item 4 of 20Hugh BirrellArchitect, BuilderF1842 Housemaid's pantry at head of back stair
Item 5 of 20David BryceArchitectE18431844West (Carnbee) Lodge
Item 6 of 20William BurnArchitectE18431844West (Carnbee) Lodge
Item 7 of 20Hugh BirrellArchitect, BuilderG1843 Alterations to chimneyheads, west turret, fitting up old chapel
Item 8 of 20Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceE1844 West (Carnbee) Lodge
Item 9 of 20William Andrews NesfieldArchitect, Landscape architect c. 1844c. 1848Restoration of garden
Item 10 of 20Hugh BirrellArchitect, BuilderH1846 Rebuilding of gate pillars and parapet walls at east approach
Item 11 of 20Andrew BalfourArchitectI1846 East Lodge
Item 12 of 20Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceI1846 East Lodge
Item 13 of 20David BryceArchitectI1846 East Lodge
Item 14 of 20David BryceArchitectA1853 Minor Scots additions
Item 15 of 20David BryceArchitectB1856 Work carried out by Bryce (Buildings of Scotland); work included changes to 2 windows and interior work
Item 16 of 20Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceI1890s Terrace walls, roofing in of courtyard, additions and plan of front of house drawn
Item 17 of 20James Ross GillespieArchitectI1890s Terrace walls, roofing in of courtyard, additions and plan of front of house drawn
Item 18 of 20James ScottArchitectI1890s Terrace walls, roofing in of courtyard, additions and plan of front of house drawn
Item 19 of 20(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectC1912 New gates
Item 20 of 20(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectD1919 Gate piers

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Anstruther, RClient for new gates
Item 2 of 3Anstruther, Sir Ralph Abercromby of Balcaskie Bt. 
Item 3 of 3Bruce, Sir WilliamAlterations for himself

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 9Dunbar, J G1970Sir William Bruce exhibition catalogue  pp10-11
Item 3 of 9Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p85-6
Item 4 of 9Hannan, Thomas1928Famous Scottish Houses  p9
Item 5 of 9New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  ix, 348
Item 6 of 9Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp160
Item 7 of 9Royal Archaeological Institute1991The St Andrews Area  p46-8
Item 8 of 9Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p176
Item 9 of 9Scottish Field    June 1962

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 5Country Life2 March 1912   
Item 3 of 5Country Life24 May 1989   
Item 4 of 5Country Life25 May 1989   
Item 5 of 5RIBA 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 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2503 
Item 2 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15553West Lodge
Item 3 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2506East gatepiers (gates by Lorimer)
Item 4 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2507North drive gatepiers
Item 5 of 11Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2504Terraced garden (Nesfield)
Item 6 of 11National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 29Bruce of Kinross papers
Item 7 of 11National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court Records SC 20/44/6, pp75-76, 79-80, 84-85, 87-91, 110-115, 191, 193-8, 200, 205, 443-452; Sc 20/44/7, 6 March 1858; 4 March 1859, 7 March 1860
Item 8 of 11National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for published volumes)  
Item 9 of 11National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR B/2, LOR B/44
Item 10 of 11National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection FID 46/1, 15 ,16
Item 11 of 11St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 162, 1136