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Basic Site Details

Name: The Glen
Town, district or village: Innerleithen
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Traquair
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Also lodge and gates, bridge and courtyard entrance, lion gate and garden features, walled garden.

Interior remodelled by Syrie Maugham c.1930, replacing or hiding most of Lorimer's work (information from the Tennant family in the 1960s: no reference found in Richard B Fisher, 'Syrie Maugham', 1978, only work for Stephen Tennant at Wilsford in 1939).

Alternative Names

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

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 61821 AdditionAdditions to original house
Item 2 of 618541855  
Item 3 of 61874  Addition of west wing
Item 4 of 61881  Perspective illustrated in 'T
Perspective illustrated in 'The Architect'
Item 5 of 619051906 Part remodelling of interior after a fire. Also lodge, gate, walled garden and stables. Perhaps work on swimming pool
Item 6 of 6c. 1930  Further work

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 8William Henry PlayfairArchitectC1821 Additions to original house on site.
Item 2 of 8David BryceArchitectA18541855With Robert Hall as contractor
Item 3 of 8Robert HallBuilderA18541855As contractor to David Bryce
Item 4 of 8D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB1874 West wing
Item 5 of 8David BryceArchitectB1874 West wing
Item 6 of 8James Thomas BaillieArchitect 1881 Perspective while working for David & John Bryce
Item 7 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectD19051906Part remodelling of interior after a fire. Also lodge, gate, walled garden and stables. Perhaps work on swimming pool
Item 8 of 8Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practiceD19051906Gothic woodwork and carving, for Lorimer's remodelling of interior

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Tennant, Sir Charles 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 13Chambers, William1864History of Peebleshire  pp384-90
Item 2 of 13Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 13Crathorne, Nancy1973Tennant's Stalk, The Story of the Tennants of the Glen   
Item 4 of 13Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 325-7
Item 5 of 13Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 6 of 13RSA1855   573
Item 7 of 13RSA1856   610, 699
Item 8 of 13RSA1860   601
Item 9 of 13RSA1863   361
Item 10 of 13RSA1875   937
Item 11 of 13Sanderson, William1896The GlenJuly 1896Border Magazine 
Item 12 of 13Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p174
Item 13 of 13Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p227

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect1 January 1881  Illustration
Item 2 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 13Edinburgh University LibraryPlans24 
Item 2 of 13Glen House, PeeblesshireGlen House Archives Four perspective views
Item 3 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49375Bridge and courtyard entrance
Item 4 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49377Lodge and gates
Item 5 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19746House
Item 6 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49386Lion gate, garden features and terraces
Item 7 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49389Walled garden
Item 8 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49393Stable courtyard
Item 9 of 13Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49494Swimming pool
Item 10 of 13National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Plans and elevations
Item 11 of 13National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection PBD/295/11-18. 8 sheets of drawings by David Bryce
Item 12 of 13National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR I/2 (includes some 1857 Bryce drawings)
Item 13 of 13RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Stodart Lorimer: F v17 p35 no1114 (microfilm reel 12)

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© All rights reserved. The Builders' Journal and Architectural Record [London], Vol. 21, 17 May 1905, page 281-282.

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© All rights reserved. The Builders' Journal and Architectural Record [London], Vol. 21, 17 May 1905, page 281-282.