Basic Site Details

Name: Blackadder House
Town, district or village: Allanton
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61782 Plans drawn upFor alterations - not executed.
Item 2 of 61790s Plans drawn upBridge
Item 3 of 61846 Design exhibitedView with conservatory
Item 4 of 6c. 1852  Remodelling and extension
Item 5 of 6Early 1800s Plans drawn upDrawings for gateways and lodges.
Item 6 of 6c. 1925 Demolition 


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 5James PlayfairArchitectB1782 Plans for alterations - unexecuted.
Item 2 of 5Alexander GilkieArchitectE1790s(?) Design for bridge
Item 3 of 5John LesselsArchitectAc. 1852 Remodelling and extension
Item 4 of 5Walter ElliotArchitectCEarly 1800s Drawings for gateways and lodges, initialled WE. May be Elliot or his son.
Item 5 of 5William ElliotArchitectDEarly 1800s Drawings for gateways and lodges, initialled WE - by Elliot or his father.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Boswell, Sir George A F HRemodelling, c1852


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3RSA1846   490
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p39

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection