Basic Site Details

Name: Mortonhall House and stables
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Country House  
Item 2 of 2Stable  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Frogston Road EastYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1769 Build/constructionBaxter provided plans and elevations
Item 2 of 4c. 1835  Alterations and service wing
Item 3 of 41901  Alterations and additions (plans dated)
Item 4 of 41970 Alteration/conversionConversion of stables


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 8John BaxterArchitectBc. 1769 'Plans and elevations of the house of Mortonhall'
Item 2 of 8David BryceArchitect c. 1835 Alterations and service wing
Item 3 of 8James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1901 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 8John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersA1901 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 8Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1901 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 8Bernard Laurie Matthew D1970 Conversion of stables
Item 7 of 8Hamish Haldane Haswell-SmithArchitectD1970 Conversion of stables
Item 8 of 8Matthew Smith & PartnersArchitectural practiceD1970 Conversion of stables


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ryedale Scotland LtdClient for 1970 conversion of stables


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp490-1
Item 3 of 4RCAHMS Inventory of Edinburgh  236-7 and figure 421
Item 4 of 4Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians  Volume ii

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Hamish Haswell-SmithInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent October 2010
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28096 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection EDD 829/1-9 (and EDD 157/1-9?)