Basic Site Details

Name: Skirling House
Town, district or village: Skirling
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The supports of the garden sundials are also by Ramsay Traquair.

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 41906  Design only - not executed
Item 2 of 41907  Plans dated (Lorimer scheme)
Item 3 of 41908  Reconstruction - superseded the Lorimer scheme
Item 4 of 41908 Design exhibitedTraquair scheme for reconstruction


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 2(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1906 Design only - not executed
Item 2 of 2Ramsay TraquairArchitect 1908 Appointed for work of reconstruction


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Carmichael, Sir T Gibsonaka Lord Carmichael of Skirling


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1908 part 2 p71 (Traquair)
Item 2 of 5Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 63 & 686-7
Item 3 of 5RSA1908   402 (Traquair)
Item 4 of 5Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p174
Item 5 of 5Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p253

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Gladstone Court Museum, BiggarPlans Construction quotation proposal drawings dated 1904 (Ramsay Traquair scheme)
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15188 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR S/44
Item 4 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Bob Hunter, Skirling House.
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Ramsay Traquair: F v24 no1745