Basic Site Details

Name: Hopetoun House
Town, district or village: Abercorn
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
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  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 916991702Build/construction 
Item 2 of 917061710Addition 
Item 3 of 91707 Plans drawn upLayout of gardens
Item 4 of 917211726Alterations and additionsRemodelling and enlargement - with work continuing until 1748.
Item 5 of 917501754CompletionIncluding recasting of entrance hall
Item 6 of 9After 1878Before 1913 Ballroom - date unknown
Item 7 of 91895  Alterations and repairs
Item 8 of 9After 1951Before 1955Alterations and additions(?) 
Item 9 of 9c. 1968(?) Alterations and additionsAlterations and restoration


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 19Tobias Bachop, Bauchop or BaakMasonZ1698  
Item 2 of 19(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectT16991702 
Item 3 of 19(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectU17061710Further work
Item 4 of 19Alexander EdwardArchitectVBefore 1707 Was involved in the laying out of the gardens at Hopetoun.
Item 5 of 19William AdamArchitectS17211726Remodelling and enlargement. Continued until 1748 when his son took over.
Item 6 of 19James AdamArchitectL17501754Completion
Item 7 of 19John AdamArchitectL17501754Completion
Item 8 of 19Robert AdamArchitectL17501754Completion
Item 9 of 19Andrew DicksonArchitect After 1878Before 1913Possibly did ballroom - date unknown
Item 10 of 19(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitect 1895 Alterations and repairs
Item 11 of 19Carr & MatthewArchitectural practiceEAfter 1951Before 1955Alterations?
Item 12 of 19David CarrArchitectEAfter 1951Before 1955Alterations?
Item 13 of 19James Robertson LaidlawArchitectEAfter 1951Before 1955Alterations? - as apprentice with Carr & Matthew
Item 14 of 19Stuart Russell MatthewArchitectEAfter 1951Before 1955Alterations?
Item 15 of 19Mottram Patrick Whitehorn Dalgleish & Partners D1968(?) Alterations and restoration
Item 16 of 19(Captain) Donald Punyer WhitehornArchitectDc. 1968(?) Alterations and restoration
Item 17 of 19Andrew Martin DalgleishArchitectDc. 1968(?) Alterations and restoration
Item 18 of 19James Allan Hugh Mottram (or James A H Mottram)ArchitectDc. 1968(?) Alterations and restoration
Item 19 of 19Thomas Edward PatrickArchitectDc. 1968(?) Alterations and restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Hope, Charles later 1st earl of HopetpounClient for William Bruce and William Adam work
Item 2 of 3Hopetoun, 2nd Earl of Client for William Adam work and John Adam work
Item 3 of 3Linlithgow, Marquis ofClient for 1960s alterations

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 2Hopetoun House, East Gate Lodge 
Item 2 of 2Hopetoun House, Rutlaw Lodge 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 10Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plates 14-21
Item 2 of 10Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 10Dunbar, J G1970Sir William Bruce exhibition catalogue  nos 154, 165
Item 4 of 10McKinstry, Sam1991Rowand Anderson, the Premier Architect of Scotland Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Pressp212
Item 5 of 10McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp 55, 57, 251, 254, 255
Item 6 of 10RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 7 of 10RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 8 of 10Rowan, A1984The Building of Hopetoun27Architectural History 
Item 9 of 10Sibbald, R1707History of the Sheriffdoms of Linlithgow and Stirling  p20-21
Item 10 of 10Vitruvius Britannicus1717Vitruvius Britannicus  plates 75-77

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life5 January 1956  5-12 January 1956

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of James Robertson LaidlawInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register613Hopetoun House
Item 3 of 3National Archives of Scotland (NAS)Register of Deeds Durie volume 124 pp213-215