Basic Site Details

Name: Manderston House, including service court and motor house
Town, district or village: Duns
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Information also from Manderston per D C Mays.

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41789 Plans drawn upClassical house - presumably not executed. Plans signed and dated by Gilkie.
Item 2 of 41871  Addition of mansard roofs and porte cochere, and other extensions (later removed)
Item 3 of 4c. 1895(?)1903 Refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior redecoration
Item 4 of 41910  Organ case in chapel and interior alterations in house

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 14Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practice   Interior woodwork - date unknown
Item 2 of 14Alexander GilkieArchitectF1789 Design for classical house
Item 3 of 14James SimpsonArchitect 1871 Addition of mansard roofs and porte cochere, and other extensions (removed during Kinross's later alterations)
Item 4 of 14Hamilton More NisbettArchitectAc. 1895 As assistant to John Kinross - Refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration
Item 5 of 14John KinrossArchitectAc. 1895(?)1903Refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration
Item 6 of 14Bailey Scott MurphyArchitectA19001902As assistant to Kinross & Tarbolton - refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration
Item 7 of 14Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitectA19001903Refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration
Item 8 of 14Kinross & TarboltonArchitectural practiceA19001903Refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration
Item 9 of 14James GrieveArchitect, Clerk of Works 19021905Refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration - as clerk of works
Item 10 of 14John KinrossArchitectB1910 Organ case in chapel and interior alterations in house
Item 11 of 14Adam LothianArchitectG1979September 1983Job architect until September 1983
Item 12 of 14Aitken & TurnbullArchitectG19791983Restoration.
Item 13 of 14John Andrew LesterArchitectG19791983Restoration - as job architect
Item 14 of 14John MillarArchitectG19791983Restoration - as partner in charge

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Millar, Sir James 
Item 2 of 3Miller, Lady EvelineClient for 1913 work
Item 3 of 3Palmer, A DClient for restoration

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p2
Item 2 of 7Aslet, Clive1979Manderston Country Life, 15 February 1979, p392 
Item 3 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 7Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 515-17
Item 5 of 7RSA1914   547
Item 6 of 7RSA1942   703
Item 7 of 7Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp41-2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Berwickshire Advertiser24 September 1901   
Item 2 of 2Building News4 April 1902   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4033 
Item 2 of 6Information by emailResearch and biography by Louise Boreham and Neil Brown Sent October 2007
Item 3 of 6Manderston HousePlans Copies in NMRS at BWD 64/22-60 (John Kinross); BWD 64/114-121 additions by James Simpson, Leith and abstract of accounts Jan 1878 - Nov 1879
Item 4 of 6Manderston HousePlans Plans by Gilkie signed and dated 1789.
Item 5 of 6National Archives of Scotland (www.nas.gov.uk)National Register of Archives NRS 2405
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Bailey Scott Murphy: L v19 no 1476; Hamilton More Nisbett: L v19 no1485