Basic Site Details

Name: Panmure House and ancillary estate buildings
Town, district or village: Carnoustie
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Parish: Panbride
Status: Demolished
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Notes: House. Stables and service court, gardener's house, Montague bridge and east gate still extant and are B Listed.

The house bore some ressemblance to Heriot's Hospital with its quadrangular plan and picturesque silhouette.

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 51666 Build/constructionMain house
Item 2 of 51672 Build/constructionWest Gate
Item 3 of 51690s Alterations and additions 
Item 4 of 518521855Build/constructionScottish Jacobean additions and alterations and East Gates and Lodges
Item 5 of 51955  Blown up


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 4John Mylne juniorArchitectC1666 Contracted to build house 'according to the maner forme and dimensions of the said structure and edifice designed and set down by the said John Mylne in draughts'. Work completed by Alexander Nesbit, mason in edinburgh after Mylne's death.
Item 2 of 4(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectB1672 West Gate
Item 3 of 4Tobias Bachop, Bauchop or BaakMasonC1690s Alterations
Item 4 of 4David BryceArchitect 18521855Scottish Jacobean alterations and additions and ancillary buildings on estate (east gates and lodges)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3George, 2nd Earl of PanmureClient for main house of 1666
Item 2 of 3George, Third Earl of PanmureClient for West Gate
Item 3 of 3Maule, Fox, 2nd Baron Panmure, later 11th Earl of Dalhousie 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  p 131 for house

p131 for original house
Item 2 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 8Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep654-6
Item 4 of 8Gow, Ian2006Scotland's Lost Houses London: Aurum Presspp 52-61
Item 5 of 8Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 6 of 8Millar, A H1890The Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland: Perthshire and Forfarshire   
Item 7 of 8Mylne, R S The Master Masons to the Crown of Scotland  p153-4
Item 8 of 8RSA1853   588

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Building Chronicle1856II p66

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49308Stables and service court
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18413Gardener's house
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18416Montague Bridge
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18421East gate
Item 5 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 45/18/614Contract between Dame Margaret Graham and Bachop regarding Kinloch House also mentions recent alterations at Panmure House. Alexander Edward, Bachop's right hand man, also involved.
Item 6 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 45/18/599 and 45/18/565 
Item 7 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 26/6/134Mylne contracted to build house