Basic Site Details

Name: Monymusk House
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
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Status:  
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Notes: William Lunan made the chimneypieces to design by John Adam/

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 517191720Alterations and additions 
Item 2 of 51790s AdditionProvided chimneypiece for grewt hall - swept away 1937
Item 3 of 51838 ProposedProposals for enlargement with new Scots Jacobean entrance wing
Item 4 of 51886  Library wing added
Item 5 of 51889  Addition

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 10Alexander JaffrayArchitect, BuilderC17191720Was consulted by Sir Archibald Grant. Offered to design a new house but instead alterations made.
Item 2 of 10James AdamArchitectD1790s Provided chimneypiece for grewt hall - swept away 1937
Item 3 of 10John AdamArchitectD1790s Provided chimneypiece for great hall - swept away 1937
Item 4 of 10William BurnArchitectK1838 Proposals for enlargement with new Scots Jacobean entrance wing
Item 5 of 10Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1886 Library wing added and restoration of fireplace in hall
Item 6 of 10John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1886 Library wing added and restoration of fireplace in hall
Item 7 of 10Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB1886 Library wing added and restoration of fireplace in hall
Item 8 of 10George Gordon JenkinsArchitectA1889 Addition
Item 9 of 10George MarrArchitectA1889 Addition
Item 10 of 10Jenkins & MarrArchitectural practiceA1889 Addition

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Grant, Sir ArchibaldClient for Jaffray work

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 4Hamilton, H. (ed.)1945Monymusk Papersxi, xlvScottish Historical Society, pp77-79 
Item 3 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp680-685
Item 4 of 4Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p145

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country LifeOctober 1972  19-26 October 1972. Article by Alistair Rowan.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15967 
Item 2 of 3Monymusk House, AberdeenshireMonymusk House Drawings Original Jenkins & Marr drawings
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of Jenkins & Marr drawings (Originals at Monymusk house)