Basic Site Details

Name: Bemersyde House
Town, district or village: Bemersyde
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
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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 5c. 1535   
Item 2 of 517951796Plans drawn upFor addition of east wing
Item 3 of 51860  West wing extended, heightened and remodelled
Item 4 of 51923  Remodelling
Item 5 of 519591961 West wing reduced in height again

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 11James TaitArchitectC17951796Designs for new east wing - not executed. A cheaper design by another architect seems to have been executed.
Item 2 of 11Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1860 West wing extended, heightened and remodelled
Item 3 of 11John Dick PeddieArchitectB1860 West wing extended, heightened and remodelled
Item 4 of 11Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceB1860 West wing extended, heightened and remodelled
Item 5 of 11Robert Stuart Stephen MackayArchitect 1923 In charge of the design for remodelling?
Item 6 of 11George M HobkirkArchitectA1923 Remodelling for Earl Haig
Item 7 of 11J P Alison & George HobkirkArchitectural practiceA1923 Remodelling for Earl Haig
Item 8 of 11James Pearson AlisonArchitectA1923 Remodelling for Earl Haig
Item 9 of 11Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceH19591961West wing reduced in height again
Item 10 of 11Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectH19591961West wing reduced in height again
Item 11 of 11John Herdman ReidArchitectH19591961West wing reduced in height again

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Haig, EarlClient for remodelling
Item 2 of 2Haig, James ZClient for 1795-6 work

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 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 119-120
Item 3 of 4Scott, Frank1986J P Alison Architect Transactions of the Hawick Archaeological Society, pp24-25p27
Item 4 of 4Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p172

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder9 May 1941CLX p450 (obituary of Mackay)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Bemersyde HouseDrawing Collection