Basic Site Details

Name: Pitmedden House
Town, district or village: Udny
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Great Garden 'fundat 2 May 1675 by Sir Alexander Seton and his wifeDame Margaret Lauder'.

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 71675 Build/constructionGreat Garden
Item 2 of 79 November 1853 Journal referenceRestoration after fire damage
Item 3 of 71861  Duck house and stables
Item 4 of 718851886 Proposed reconstruction - not executed.
Item 5 of 719541955 Repairs to garden for NTS
Item 6 of 71956 Build/constructionFountain reconstructed from fragments (including fragments from Cross Fountain, Linlithgow (1638). Parterres reconstructed and Great Garden created.
Item 7 of 71972 AdditionGates to walled garden

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 13John RitchieMasonS1638 Sculptured stones from Cross Fountain, Linlithgow - incorporated into fountain at Pitmedden
Item 2 of 13William HendersonArchitect 1853 Restoration after fire damage
Item 3 of 13James Forbes BeattieArchitect 1861 Duck house and stables
Item 4 of 13(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18851886Proposed reconstruction - not executed; exhibited as Wardrop's work
Item 5 of 13George Washington BrowneArchitectA18851886Proposed reconstruction - not executed; exhibited as Harry Wardrop's work
Item 6 of 13Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectA18851886Proposed reconstruction - not executed; exhibited as Harry Wardrop's work
Item 7 of 13Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceA1885 Proposed reconstruction - not executed; exhibited as Harry Wardrop's work
Item 8 of 13Henry ('Harry') Alfred WardropArchitect 1886 Proposed reconstruction - not executed; exhibited as Harry Wardrop's work
Item 9 of 13A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceB19541955Repairs to Great Garden for NTS. Also alterations to house.
Item 10 of 13Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectB19541955Repairs to Great Garden for NTS. Also alterations to house.
Item 11 of 13John Gibb MarrArchitectB19541955Repairs to Great Garden for NTS. Also alterations to house.
Item 12 of 13James Smith RichardsonArchitectK1956 Fountain reconstructed from fragments and oversaw the reconstruction of parterres. Creation of Great Garden after initial planting by George Barron.
Item 13 of 13Walter Schomberg Hepburne ScottArchitectL1972 Gates to walled garden

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Trust for ScotlandClient for 1950s work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Prentice, R J Pitmedden and its great garden   
Item 2 of 4RSA1886   849
Item 3 of 4RSA1954   469
Item 4 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp360-1

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal9 November 1853   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15924 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15925Garden, fountain etc
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original drawings for duck house and stables