Basic Site Details

Name: The Hirsel
Town, district or village: Coldstream
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: It is unclear who was responsible for the stables or for the chapel and other alterations of the late 1890s - Hay & Henderson or the Watherstons. Drawings exist to support both theories; it is possible that the Watherstons were the contractors in both cases.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hircock As listed in Builder

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 13c. 1740 AdditionNorth extension
Item 2 of 131851 Alterations and additionsInternal alterations, lodges etc
Item 3 of 131858  Minor office alterations and additions by Bryce, now demolished.
Item 4 of 131879  Alterations
Item 5 of 1318821883 Several schemes for remodelling, not built
Item 6 of 131883  Alterations and additions.
Item 7 of 13March 1884  Small addition and alterations by James Campbell Walker, since demolished- plans dated
Item 8 of 131886  Scheme drawn up for remodelling the entire house
Item 9 of 131890  Laundry and offices
Item 10 of 131896  Drawings for chapel and recreation room dated
Item 11 of 1318981905 Chapel and other additions
Item 12 of 131900  Stables
Item 13 of 1319871994Repair 

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 31William AdamArchitectXc. 1740 North extension
Item 2 of 31William BurnArchitectU1851 Internal alterations, Lodges etc
Item 3 of 31David BryceArchitect 1858 Minor office alterations and additions, mow demolished.
Item 4 of 31Charles ReidArchitectA18821883Several schemes for remodelling, not built
Item 5 of 31James Maitland WardropArchitectA1882 Several schemes for remodelling, not built
Item 6 of 31Wardrop & ReidArchitectural practiceA18821883Several schemes for remodelling, not built
Item 7 of 31(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1883 Several schemes for remodelling, not built
Item 8 of 31George Washington BrowneArchitectB1883 Alterations and additions
Item 9 of 31Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectB1883 Alterations and additions
Item 10 of 31Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceB1883 Alterations and additions
Item 11 of 31James Campbell WalkerArchitect March 1884September 1885Small addition and alterations, since demolished - plans dated
Item 12 of 31Edwin Landseer LutyensArchitectC1886 Scheme drawn up for remodelling the entire house
Item 13 of 31David McArthyArchitectDAfter 1889 Alterations - date unknown
Item 14 of 31John WatsonArchitectDAfter 1889 Alterations - date unknown
Item 15 of 31McArthy & WatsonArchitectural practiceDAfter 1889 Alterations - date unknown
Item 16 of 31Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectE1890 Laundry and offices
Item 17 of 31George WilsonArchitectE1890 Laundry and offices
Item 18 of 31Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceE1890 Laundry and offices
Item 19 of 31James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderF1896 Drawings dated - proposed chapel and recreation room
Item 20 of 31John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersF1896 Drawings dated - proposed chapel and recreation room
Item 21 of 31Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderF1896 Drawings dated - proposed chapel and recreation room
Item 22 of 31George HendersonArchitectG18981905Chapel and other additions
Item 23 of 31Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceG18981905Chapel and other additions
Item 24 of 31George HendersonArchitectH1900 Stables - drawings indicate Hay & Henderson but other sources say Watherston & Sons - perhaps the latter were the contractors?
Item 25 of 31Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceH1900 Stables - drawings indicate Hay & Henderson but other sources say Watherston & Sons - perhaps the latter were the contractors?
Item 26 of 31James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderH?1900 Stables - B of S attribution; possibly worked as contractors for Hay & Henderson?
Item 27 of 31John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersH?1900 Stables - B of S attribution; possibly worked as contractors for Hay & Henderson?
Item 28 of 31Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderH?1900 Stables - B of S attribution; possibly worked as contractors for Hay & Henderson?
Item 29 of 31Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorK19871994Repairs
Item 30 of 31James Walter Thorburn Simpson K19871992Repairs
Item 31 of 31Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceK19871992Repairs

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Home, 11th Earl ofClient for William Burn 1851 work
Item 2 of 4Home, 8th Earl ofCleint for William Adam work
Item 3 of 4Home, Earl ofAlterations by McArthy & Watson
Item 4 of 4Home, Major1858

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Anon1743Braco Case Petitions and Depositions  23
Item 2 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 7Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp379-81
Item 5 of 7RSA1901   619 for Henderson work
Item 6 of 7Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   
Item 7 of 7Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp77-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 3RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson
Item 3 of 3SMT MagazineJanuary 1951   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4069 
Item 2 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection HH1/43-4 (for Henderson work)
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive BWD 35/39-40 (Lutyens); BWD 35/42-51 and 103-105 (Wardrop & Reid); BWD 35/12-17 (Drawings by McArthy & Watson) BWD 35/1-2, 10-11 (or 77-84??) (James C Walker drawings)
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/20/1-2
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection BWD 35/18-32 (Watherston work)
Item 6 of 6The HirselThe Hirsel plans For work by Wardrop & Reid and Lutyens scheme