Basic Site Details

Name: Cowdenknowes
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Earlston
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1House(?)  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61574  Original part of mansion house
Item 2 of 61820  Extension to west elevation
Item 3 of 618661867 Scheme to baronialise the house - only simplified scheme executed. Extra storey added to SW wing
Item 4 of 620 September 1867  Date of plans for Brown & Wardrop additions
Item 5 of 61883  Alterations and additions to house
Item 6 of 619951996Alteration/conversionAlterations and restoration

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 12John SmithArchitect 1820 Extension to west elevation
Item 2 of 12Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceB18661867Scheme to baronialise the house - only simplified scheme executed. Extra storey added to SW wing
Item 3 of 12James Maitland WardropArchitectB18661867Scheme to baronialise the house - only simplified scheme executed. Extra storey added to SW wing
Item 4 of 12Thomas Brown IIArchitectB18661867Scheme to baronialise the house - only simplified scheme executed. Extra storey added to SW wing
Item 5 of 12Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practice 1883 Carried out interior decoration to the designs of Colin Swanson
Item 6 of 12James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderC1883 Alterations and additions to house
Item 7 of 12John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersC1883 Alterations and additions to house
Item 8 of 12William WatherstonArchitect, BuilderC1883 Alterations and additions to house
Item 9 of 12Colin L M (or S M ) SwansonArchitectF1883 Deisgn of interior work - instructed Scott Morton to carry out work
Item 10 of 12Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorH19951996Alterations and restoration
Item 11 of 12Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceH19951996Alterations and restoration
Item 12 of 12James Walter Thorburn Simpson H19961996Alterations and restoration

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Cotesworth, RobertClient for Brown & Wardrop scheme

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 1Cowdenknowes, stables 

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 Presspp 195-7
Item 2 of 2Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Cowdenknowes HouseCowdenknowes drawings Brown & Wardrop additions
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2120 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection BWD 28/5-15 and possibly also 1-4
Item 4 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on Scott Morton & Co involvement