Basic Site Details

Name: Ravenswood House with stables and south lodge
Town, district or village: Melrose
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
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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 41824 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 41864 Addition 
Item 3 of 4c. 1892c. 1900 Alterations and additions to house, also dairy farm, stables etc
Item 4 of 419611963ReconstructionReconfigured internally

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 4John & Thomas SmithArchitectural practiceA1824 House and possibly south lodge
Item 2 of 4John SmithArchitectA1824 House and possibly south lodge
Item 3 of 4Thomas SmithArchitect, BuilderA1824 House and possibly south lodge
Item 4 of 4(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 18921900 Alterations and additions to house, also dairy farm, stables etc

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Fairfax, Sir HenryClient for 1864 work
Item 2 of 3Scott, Major JohnClient for original house. He was a cousin of Sir Walter Scott
Item 3 of 3Younger, William, the brewerClient for 1900 work

William Younger, the brewer (1857-1925)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp643-44
Item 2 of 2Scott, Sir Walter1831Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott  Volume 7, pp273-7

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Courtesy of Mr David GibbonInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent October 2015
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51569 
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51571South Lodge (C(S))
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51572Stables C listed
Item 5 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 3656
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR R/3-6, LOR R/5/1 & 2