Basic Site Details

Name: Whittingehame House
Town, district or village: Whittingehame
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
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 1WhittinghameYes 

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 111817  House and probably stables and lodges
Item 2 of 111827 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 111837 Build/constructionGothic monument in old burial ground to Hay family
Item 4 of 111885  Survey drawings of old work
Item 5 of 111896  Additions - glazed first floor, pentice-roofed corridor by service court
Item 6 of 111899 Alteration/conversionDining room remodelled with woodwork and plasterwork extecuted by Laurence Turner: the overmantel by Alexander Fisher, 1900, is now in the National Museums. Cost of works 1,171.
Item 7 of 1119001902Alterations and additionsNew porch enclosing and extending existing portico - by Eustace in consultation with Sir Robert Lorimer
Item 8 of 11c. 1903 Alterations and additionsDrawing room, music room and study remoddelled mainly furnishing, William de Morgan tiles in study: new bathrooms, attic rooms for servants.
Item 9 of 111905 Build/constructionTemple in grounds
Item 10 of 111909 Alterations and additionsAlterations and improvements to terraces.
Item 11 of 111910  Alterations

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 15(Sir) Robert SmirkeArchitect 1817 House and probably stables and lodges
Item 2 of 15William BurnArchitectA1827 Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 15Ignatius BonomiArchitectL1837 Gothic monument to the Hay family in old burial ground.
Item 4 of 15John MurrayArchitect 1885 Survey drawings of old work
Item 5 of 15J & R FarquharsonArchitectural practiceB1896 Additions - glazed first floor, pentice-roofed corridor by service court
Item 6 of 15John FarquharsonArchitectB1896 Additions - glazed first floor, pentice-roofed corridor by service court
Item 7 of 15Colonel Eustace James Anthony BalfourArchitectD1899 Dining room remodelled with woodwork and plasterwork extecuted by Laurence Turner: the overmantel by Alexander Fisher, 1900, is now in the National Museums. Cost of works 1,171.
Item 8 of 15Colonel Eustace James Anthony BalfourArchitectE19001902New porch enclosing and extending existing portico - by Eustace in consultation with Sir Robert Lorimer
Item 9 of 15(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectF19001902As as consultant for Eustace Balfour on new porch design
Item 10 of 15Colonel Eustace James Anthony BalfourArchitectGc. 1903 Drawing room, music room and study remoddelled mainly furnishing, William de Morgan tiles in study: new bathrooms, attic rooms for servants.
Item 11 of 15Colonel Eustace James Anthony BalfourArchitectH1905 Temple in grounds
Item 12 of 15Colonel Eustace James Anthony BalfourArchitectI1909 Alterations and improvements to terraces.
Item 13 of 15Balfour & TurnerArchitectural practiceC1910 Alterations
Item 14 of 15Colonel Eustace James Anthony BalfourArchitectC1910 Alterations
Item 15 of 15George SinclairArchitect 19181923Unspecified estate work

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Balfour, Earl offor 1918-23 work
Item 2 of 4Balfour, EustaceClient for survey of 1885
Item 3 of 4Balfour, JamesClient for William Burn work
Item 4 of 4Hay, RobertClient for Bonomi monument

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Harris, Paul1989The Story of A J Balfour and Whittinghame House  pp71-85
Item 3 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp469-71
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923   estate work by George Sinclair

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17485House - category A
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17490West Lodge - Category A
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17499Stables - Category B
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits Balfour of Whittingehame GD 433
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 6 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings CollectionL5/14/1-2 
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Murray: L v10 no587 (microfilm reel 32)