Basic Site Details

Name: Penicuik House
Town, district or village: Penicuik
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Sir James Clerk consulted one of the Adam family, perhaps John Adam, who subsequently provided timber for the 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 617611769Build/construction 
Item 2 of 6c. 1770c. 1778Alterations and additionsMinor alterations, including remodelling of three central windows of rear elevation
Item 3 of 61857  Additions by Bryce
Item 4 of 618721873 Lodge and gates
Item 5 of 61899  House burnt out; shell remains
Item 6 of 61988c. 2013RepairConsolidation of ruin to provide training and education opportunities.

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 10John BaxterArchitectC17611769Employed by Sir James Clerk as executant architect and builder
Item 2 of 10James Clerk (Sir)ArchitectE17611769 
Item 3 of 10John BaxterArchitectDc. 1770c. 1778Minor alterations, including remodelling of three central windows to rear elevation
Item 4 of 10David BryceArchitectA1857 Additions
Item 5 of 10Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB18721873Lodge and gates
Item 6 of 10John Dick PeddieArchitectB18721873Lodge and gates
Item 7 of 10Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceB18721873Lodge and gates
Item 8 of 10Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorF1988c. 2013Consolidation of ruin to provide training and education opportunities.
Item 9 of 10James Walter Thorburn Simpson F1988c. 2013Consolidation of ruin to provide training and education opportunities.
Item 10 of 10Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceF1988c. 2013Consolidation of ruin to provide training and education opportunities.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Clerk, Sir George Bt. 
Item 2 of 3Clerk, Sir James Cleint for younger Baxter's work
Item 3 of 3Clerk, Sir John Client for older Baxter's work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Penicuik House stables 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp385-387
Item 3 of 4Rowan, Alistair1968Penicuik House, Midlothian I and II15 and 22 August 1968Country Life 
Item 4 of 4Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life15 August 1968  15-22 August

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Clerk Papers Bundle 6, estimates for additions and tenders 3 April 1857
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Peddie & Kinnear drawings (not in DPM collection)