Basic Site Details

Name: Callendar House
Town, district or village: Falkirk
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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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 71785 Plans drawn upProposed alterations
Item 2 of 71788 Build/constructionDesign for entrance
Item 3 of 71816 Build/constructionGrecian Mausoleum in grounds
Item 4 of 718251828Alterations and additionsLibrary and internal alterations
Item 5 of 718411843 New entrance and stair hall
Item 6 of 718691877 Remodelling
Item 7 of 719741975Alteration/conversionEradication of dry rot and conversion of west wing to caretaker's house.

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 CraigArchitectE1785 Proposed internal alterations for William Forbes.
Item 2 of 11Edward Barwell BrasierArchitectC1788 Design for entrance
Item 3 of 11Archibald ElliotArchitectD1816 Grecian mausoleum in grounds
Item 4 of 11David HamiltonArchitectB18251828Library and internal alterations
Item 5 of 11Patrick WilsonArchitect 18411843New entrance and stair hall
Item 6 of 11Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceA18691877Remodelling (was Wardrop & Reid from 1872)
Item 7 of 11James Maitland WardropArchitectA18691877Remodelling (was Wardrop & Reid from 1872)
Item 8 of 11Thomas Brown IIArchitectA18691877Remodelling (was Wardrop & Reid from 1872)
Item 9 of 11A Curtiss Wolffe & Partner C19741975Eradication of dry rot and conversion of west wing to caretaker's house.
Item 10 of 11Antony Curtiss Wolffe C19741975Eradication of dry rot and conversion of west wing to caretaker's house.
Item 11 of 11Tom McIlwraithArchitectC19741975Eradication of dry rot and conversion of west wing to caretaker's house. As architectural assistant from 1972-75 and as associate partner 1975-85.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Forbes, Sir William, Trustees ofClient for Mausoleum.
Item 2 of 2Forbes, WilliamClient for proposed work by by James Craig and for work by David Hamilton.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p137
Item 2 of 5Callendar House: its place in Scottish History Callendar House: its place in Scottish History Reprinted from Falkirk Herald 
Item 3 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 5Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp501, 503-4
Item 5 of 5RCAHMS Inventory of Stirlingshire  ii, p350. Also Plate 50

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31236 
Item 2 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 171/Box78/5GD 171/242/15 - for further information on Craig's work for William Forbes.
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans14409-10, 14413-14422Copies of originals
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of drawings from NAS