Basic Site Details

Name: Bowerhouse
Town, district or village: Dunbar
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish: Spott
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Attributed to Bryce in his obituary though it was certainly done through Burn's office.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bourhouse  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21835   
Item 2 of 21939  Alterations, including new garage


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 4David BryceArchitectB1835 Attributed to Bryce in his obituary though it was certainly done through Burn's office.
Item 2 of 4William BurnArchitectB1835 Attributed to Bryce in his obituary though it was certainly done through Burn's office.
Item 3 of 4Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceA1939 Alterations, including new garage
Item 4 of 4Robert Stirling ReidArchitectA1939 Alterations, including new garage


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Carfrae, Colonel JClient for Burn/Bryce work
Item 2 of 3Carfrae, Major General J of the East India Company 
Item 3 of 3Stewart, Brigadier T GraingerClient for 1939 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp149
Item 3 of 4Findlay, Catriona1973BourhouseMarchScottish Field, March 1973 
Item 4 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p122

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce, but listed as 'for Mr Dudgeon' and dated 1841

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14756 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 35/196 (4)
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1930/123/1-3
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore57580