Basic Site Details

Name: Marchmont House, including stables and cottages
Town, district or village: Duns (near)
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 617501754Build/constructionOriginal house
Item 2 of 6c. 1767 Plans drawn up(?)Survey to be made of the lands around Greenlaw for the Earl of Marchmont.
Item 3 of 618341842Alterations and additions 
Item 4 of 619141920(?) Interior and exterior remodelling and some landscaping and glasshouses
Item 5 of 6c. 1918  Joinery and carpenter work
Item 6 of 61960s Alteration/conversionAdaptation as Sue Ryder Home.

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 8Thomas GibsonArchitectE17501754Colvin notes the severe character of the exterior and some distinctive features of the interior decoration - distinguishable from his Scottish contemporaries like John Adam.
Item 2 of 8Charles RossArchitect, SurveyorAc. 1767 Survey to be made of lands around Greenlaw for the Earl of Marchmont.
Item 3 of 8William BurnArchitectB18341842Alterations
Item 4 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19141920(?)Interior and exterior remodelling and some landscaping and glasshouses. Stable courtyard- old Coach house added and range reconstructed
Item 5 of 8John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, Builders c. 1918 Joinery and carpenter work
Item 6 of 8Neil McLeodBuilderDc. 1918 Mason work
Item 7 of 8Neil McLeod & SonsBuilderDc. 1918 Mason work
Item 8 of 8John David Louis MylneArchitectC1960s(?) Adaptation as Sue Ryder Home.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Campbell, P Hulme, Bart.Cleint for Burn work
Item 2 of 2McEawan, R FClient for 1914-20 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp520-525
Item 2 of 4Macaulay, James1987The Classical Country House in Scotland, 1660-1800 London: Faber and Faber LtdRare engraving of the house illustrated p166 bears the signature 'Thos Gibson Archt.'
Item 3 of 4RSA1925   722
Item 4 of 4Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p176

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Country Life28 February 1925   
Item 2 of 4Country Life7 March 1925   
Item 3 of 4RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128 List of works by Burn compiled by T L Donaldson
Item 4 of 4Scotsman20 April 1992   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15386Listing for house, walls, stairs and sundial
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15387Listing for estate buildings
Item 3 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 648/4p23
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 158/2628/2 
Item 5 of 7National Archives of Scotland (www.nas.gov.uk)National Register of ArchivesNRAS482/Box 8/Bundle 6 
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR M/14, LOR M/15, LOR M/16
Item 7 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Manuscripts MSS 73/26, 73/27