Basic Site Details

Name: Kimmerghame House, and lodge
Town, district or village: Duns
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Edrom
Status: B Listed
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Notes: The house was destroyed by fire in 1938 and much reduced in restoration.

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 51790 Plans drawn upDesign for court of offices
Item 2 of 510 March 1835  North Lodge - plans dated
Item 3 of 518511853 House, stables etc
Item 4 of 51938  Fire and rebuilding
Item 5 of 5After 1946 ReconstructionReplacement and additions


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 9Alexander GilkieArchitectB1790 Design for court of offices.
Item 2 of 9George SmithArchitect 1835 North Lodge built
Item 3 of 9David BryceArchitect 18511853 
Item 4 of 9David John ChisholmArchitectA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 5 of 9Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonArchitectural practiceA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 6 of 9George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 7 of 9William James Walker ToddArchitectA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 8 of 9Oldfield Simpson & SaulArchitectural practiceAAfter 1946 Replacement and additions after fire
Item 9 of 9Robert Alison Crighton SimpsonArchitectural practiceAAfter 1946 Replacement and additions after fire


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 4Bonar, James (client for lodge) 
Item 2 of 4Swinton, ArchibaldClient for Gilkie work
Item 3 of 4Swinton, Brigadier A H CClient for work after 1946
Item 4 of 4Swinton, John Campbell of Kimmerghame 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 6Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp469
Item 3 of 6Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 4 of 6NMRS Survey of Private Collections  Kimmerghame house drawings
Item 5 of 6RSA1852    
Item 6 of 6Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p43

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder27 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 7Historic ScotlandListed Buildings Register2133 
Item 2 of 7Historic ScotlandListed Buildings Register44503Stables
Item 3 of 7Historic ScotlandListed Buildings Register4272North Lodge
Item 4 of 7Kimmerghame, DunsKimmerghame House Drawings Working drawings 19 January 1851 to 27 January 1853. Also drawings for lodge. Drawings by Gilkie for court of offices.
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/310/1
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection BWD 50/54, 43 (North Lodge). Copies of Kimmerghame drawings
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Simpson: F no 4680 (Combined Box 29)