Basic Site Details

Name: Innes House
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Urquhart
Status:  
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Notes: Built for Sir Robert Innes of Innes. Bought by James Duff, 2nd Earl of Fife, 1767. Bought by Mr Frank Tennant, circa 1910. On 4 September 1640 payment made to "William Aitoun, Maister Maison at Heriott his work, for drawing the form an the house in paper $26.13.4 Scots." The executant master mason was William Ross.

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 1216401653Build/constructionProbably remodelling of 15th century house, and scale and platt stair.
Item 2 of 121767 Alterations and additionsDrawings made for proposed alterations. Georgian wings designed?
Item 3 of 1217681769AdditionService wings - later removed
Item 4 of 1217861789AdditionD shaped porch - subsequently removed
Item 5 of 12c. 1825 Addition3-storey canted bay window with crenellated parapet at W elevation of towerhouse
Item 6 of 12c. 1830 Alterations and additions(?)Further alterations - including coachhouse and stables.
Item 7 of 12After 1857 AdditionCourtyard at rear added
Item 8 of 12c. 1860 Destruction/demolitionWings demolished
Item 9 of 121912 Alterations and additionsAlterations and additions, including windows at first floor and garages and stables. List description states Walker & Duncan were responsible for the east wing.
Item 10 of 1219141916Alterations and additionsNorth forecourt rearranged - Tennants transferred entrance to north.
Item 11 of 121916  Garden layout
Item 12 of 121918  Shrine in north wall of garden and garden

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 15William AytounMasonG16401653Probably remodelling of 15th century house
Item 2 of 15William Ross HEarly 1600s  
Item 3 of 15William DonnArchitectC1767 Drawings made for proposed alterations. May have designed the Geoirgian wings as well.
Item 4 of 15James RobertsonMasonJ17681769Added service wings (later removed)
Item 5 of 15James RobertsonMasonK17861789D shaped porch added and later removed
Item 6 of 15William RobertsonArchitect c. 1830 Some alteration work - including coachhouse and stables
Item 7 of 15George James WalkerArchitectB1912 Alterations and additions, including windows at first floor and garages and stables. List description states Walker & Duncan were responsible for the east wing.
Item 8 of 15Walker & DuncanArchitectural practiceB1912 Alterations and additions, including windows at first floor and garages and stables. List description states Walker & Duncan were responsible for the east wing.
Item 9 of 15William Dalton IronsideArchitectB1912 Alterations and additions, including windows at first floor and garages and stables. List description states Walker & Duncan were responsible for the east wing.
Item 10 of 15James Crane CruickshankArchitectD19141916North forecourt rearranged - Tennants transferred entrance to north.
Item 11 of 15Walker & DuncanArchitectural practiceD19141916North forecourt rearranged - Tennants transferred entrance to north.
Item 12 of 15William Dalton IronsideArchitectD19141916North forecourt rearranged - Tennants transferred entrance to north.
Item 13 of 15James Crane CruickshankArchitectA1916 Garden layout
Item 14 of 15Walker & DuncanArchitectural practiceA1916 Garden layout
Item 15 of 15(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1918 Shrine in north wall of garden and garden

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Fife, 4th Earl ofClient for stables etc of 1830
Item 2 of 2Tennant, F JClient for work 1912 ansd thereafter

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 1Innes House, Cross (at Lochhill) in memory of Captain Mark Tennant 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  volume ii, p203
Item 2 of 5Rowan, A1976Innes House, Morayshire Country Life 4 November 1976 pp1268-9 
Item 3 of 5Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p177
Item 4 of 5Tayler, S & H (eds)1925Lord Fife and his Factor  p42
Item 5 of 5Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp442, 447, 658, 660-1

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life4 November 1976  Illustrations on Georgeian wings
Item 2 of 2Elgin Courier19 February 1830   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14862House
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14864Coach house and stables
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14863Garden
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original drawings for 1912 & 1916 work
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR I/4