Basic Site Details

Name: Carberry Tower
Town, district or village: Inveresk, Musselburgh
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Near Musselburgh. Work by Ian Lindsay won Civic Trust Award.

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 9  Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award - for I G Lindsay work
Item 2 of 91500s  Original building
Item 3 of 91855  Stables
Item 4 of 9c. 1860  Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 9c. 1860  Gate and lodge, stables
Item 6 of 9c. 1880  North lodge quadrants
Item 7 of 91910  Alterations
Item 8 of 919111913 Partial rebuilding
Item 9 of 91965 Build/constructionChapel


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 11Archibald ScottArchitect 1855  
Item 2 of 11David BryceArchitectCc. 1860 Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 11D & J BryceArchitectural practiceDc. 1880 North lodge quadrants
Item 4 of 11John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectDc. 1880 North lodge quadrants
Item 5 of 11(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1910 Alterations, including internal refurbishment
Item 6 of 11Alfred Lightly MacGibbonArchitectA19111913Partial rebuilding (and restoration of sundial)
Item 7 of 11MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceA19111913Partial rebuilding (and restoration of sundial)
Item 8 of 11Thomas RossArchitectA19111913Partial rebuilding (and restoration of sundial)
Item 9 of 11Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceF1965 Chapel
Item 10 of 11Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectF1965 Chapel
Item 11 of 11John Herdman ReidArchitectF1965 Chapel


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Elphinstone, LordClient for 1909 alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Baker, Sonia2009The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of East Lothian Stenlake, Catrinep18
Item 2 of 7MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  vol III, pp430-2, vol V, pp442-1 and 437-8
Item 3 of 7McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp128-131
Item 4 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 7RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 6 of 7Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p175
Item 7 of 7Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10874Stables- B listed
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10869House with terraces - B listed
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10871Main gate - B listed
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10872North lodge - C listed
Item 5 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51978Chapel - C listed
Item 6 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 156/Box 64
Item 7 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR C/5