Basic Site Details

Name: Galloway House
City or county: Wigtownshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: The house built in about 1740 was a collaborative effort on the part of Sir John Clerk, Joihn Baxter and the client, and Baxter's share in it appears to have been slight, though he made and altered drawings for the building he was to execute. John Douglas also may have had an input into the scheme.

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 517401742 Original house by John Douglas, with John Baxter as site architect
Item 2 of 51764 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 51841  Alterations which included internal alterations and full-height additions to main block
Item 4 of 51870  Additions etc
Item 5 of 51909  Extensive internal remodelling and some additions

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 8John BaxterArchitectA17401742Based work on designs by Douglas.
Item 2 of 8John DouglasArchitectC17401742Drew up designs which were implemented by John Baxter. Holly Kinnear gives 'late 1730s'.
Item 3 of 8John Clerk (Sir) (2nd Baronet)ArchitectD17401742Gave advice on design
Item 4 of 8Robert Mylne E1764 Alterations
Item 5 of 8David BryceArchitectB1841 Alterations - with Burn - which included internal alterations and full-height additions to main block
Item 6 of 8William BurnArchitectB1841 Alterations - with Bryce - which included internal alterations and full-height additions to main block
Item 7 of 8David ThomsonArchitect 1870 Additions etc
Item 8 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1909 Extensive internal remodelling and some additions

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Galloway, The 9th Earl ofClient for Burn and Thomson work
Item 2 of 3Garlies, LordClient for 1730s house and 1760s alterations
Item 3 of 3McEachern, Sir MalcomeClient for Lorimer work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 5Macaulay, James1987The Classical Country House in Scotland, 1660-1800 London: Faber and Faber Ltdp102
Item 4 of 5Morris, F O Picturesque Views of Seats  volume IV, p35
Item 5 of 5Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p175

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architectural Heritage2001XII Article by Holly Kinnear.
Item 2 of 2RIBA 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 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register16876 
Item 2 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 15/5011 
Item 3 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/2
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list
Item 6 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection Plans sections and elevations by Burn
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA MSS Collection Diary.