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 410 March 1835  North Lodge - plans dated
Item 2 of 418511853 House, stables etc
Item 3 of 41938  Fire and rebuilding
Item 4 of 4After 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 8George SmithArchitect 1835 North Lodge built
Item 2 of 8David BryceArchitect 18511853 
Item 3 of 8David John ChisholmArchitectA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 4 of 8Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonArchitectural practiceA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 5 of 8George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 6 of 8William James Walker ToddArchitectA1938 Rebuilding after fire
Item 7 of 8Oldfield Simpson & SaulArchitectural practiceAAfter 1946 Replacement and additions after fire
Item 8 of 8Robert 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 3Bonar, James (client for lodge) 
Item 2 of 3Swinton, Brigadier A H CClient for work after 1946
Item 3 of 3Swinton, John Campbell of Kimmerghame 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp469
Item 2 of 5Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 3 of 5NMRS Survey of Private Collections  Kimmerghame house drawings
Item 4 of 5RSA1852    
Item 5 of 5Strang, 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
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)