Basic Site Details

Name: Biel
Town, district or village: Beesknowe
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Original drawings for Anderson & Duncan and Harkess's work are in the possession of Mr Spence, Biel. They may be for the work on the main house.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cottage  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31884  Alterations
Item 2 of 31905(?)  Tapestry room
Item 3 of 3After 19391952 Additions and alterations


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 7(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1884 Alterations
Item 2 of 7George Washington BrowneArchitectA1884 Alterations
Item 3 of 7Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectA1884 Alterations
Item 4 of 7Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceA1884 Alterations
Item 5 of 7(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect c. 1905 Tapestry room
Item 6 of 7S E Duncan & HarkessArchitectural practiceBAfter 19391952Additions and alterations
Item 7 of 7Samuel Edwin DuncanArchitectBAfter 19391952Additions and alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp101-2

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14795Biel, Beesknowe
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of drawings of Duncan and Harkess work.
ELD/191/1-144. ELD/235/4 signed St Andrews Square 1886