Basic Site Details

Name: Portmore House
Town, district or village: Eddleston
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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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 41833  Preliminary designs
Item 2 of 41850   
Item 3 of 4April 1883  Destroyed by fire
Item 4 of 41884  Restored by John Bryce II


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 4William BurnArchitect 1833 Preliminary designs
Item 2 of 4David BryceArchitect 1850  
Item 3 of 4D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB1884 Rebuilding after fire
Item 4 of 4John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectB1884 Rebuilding after fire


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Mackenzie, Colin JClient for rebuilding after fire, 1884
Item 2 of 2Mackenzie, William Forbes of PortmoreOriginal client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Chambers, William1864History of Peebleshire  p356
Item 2 of 5Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp639
Item 3 of 5Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 4 of 5RSA1884   1112
Item 5 of 5Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p239

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 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2037