Basic Site Details

Name: Seacliffe House and cottage
Town, district or village: North Berwick
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cottage and house now ruinous

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Seacliff  

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 5Before 1795 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 51841  Baronial alterations and additions by Bryce (wholly or partly by him)
Item 3 of 51850  Additions
Item 4 of 51863 Alterations and additionsN wing rebuilt
Item 5 of 51911  Burnt down. Check date


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 5John PlawArchitectBBefore 1795  
Item 2 of 5David BryceArchitectA1841 Baronial alterations and additions
Item 3 of 5William BurnArchitectA1841 Wholly or partly by Bryce.
Item 4 of 5Francis FarquharsonArchitectC1863 North wing rebuilt
Item 5 of 5(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect Before 1911 Alterations?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Colt, Robert, MPClient for 1795 house by Plaw
Item 2 of 3Laidlay, John WatsonClient for 1863 work
Item 3 of 3Sligo, Georgefather-in-law of Bryce's client at Inzievar


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p425
Item 2 of 4Plaw, John1796Rural Architecture  plates 42-3
Item 3 of 4Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians  volume ii
Item 4 of 4Statham, Craig2011Lost East Lothian Birlinnpp53055

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14581Cottage
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14582House
Item 3 of 4Inzievar House, Oakley, FifeDrawings formerly in possession of Mr and Mrs T Sligo Young (then of Inzievar House, Oakley, Fife) Two sets of client drawings
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR S/42