Basic Site Details

Name: Pinkie House
Town, district or village: Musselburgh
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Loretto Preparatory School, Pinkie HouseYesAcquired by the School in 1950; re-opened as a part of it in 1953

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61620 AdditionOriginal L-plan house
Item 2 of 6c. 1800 Build/constructionStables
Item 3 of 61825 Alterations and additionsAdditions
Item 4 of 61908  Alterations
Item 5 of 619261928 Additions?
Item 6 of 619481980Alterations and additions 


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 10William Wallace E1620 Original L-plan house attributed to Wallace on stylistic grounds
Item 2 of 10John PatersonArchitectAc. 1800 Stables - attribution by Colvin on stylistic grounds
Item 3 of 10William BurnArchitectG1825 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 10John More Dick PeddieArchitect 1908 Alterations
Item 5 of 10John Fraser MatthewArchitectBc. 1930 Additions? Also built Seton House and Hope House - earlier work by Lorimer & Matthew and later by Carr & Matthew
Item 6 of 10Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceBc. 1930 Additions? Also built Seton House and Hope House - earlier work by Lorimer & Matthew and later by Carr & Matthew
Item 7 of 10David CarrArchitectC19481980Additions and alterations
Item 8 of 10Carr & MatthewArchitectural practiceC1950(?)1959(?)Additions and alterations
Item 9 of 10James Robertson LaidlawArchitectC19501955Additions and alterations as apprentice with Carr & Matthew
Item 10 of 10Stuart Russell MatthewArchitectC1950(?)1959(?)Additions and alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Hope, Sir JohnClient for William Burn work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Loretto School ChapelCost of 1891-93 work: 2,618.


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 3Dunbar, John G1966Historic Architecture of Scotland  pp54-55
Item 3 of 3McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p338

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128 List of works by Burn compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Courtesy of James Robertson LaidlawInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38314 
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCarr and Matthew Collection, RIAS 18 drawings (appear to date mostly from 1947-8 and after) CM 1940/1/1/3
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/48/2
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR M/17
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Fraser Matthew: L no3904 (box 18)