Basic Site Details

Name: Biel House
Town, district or village: Stenton
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Duncan & Harkness work may be on this house - see entry for Biel (cottage)

1810c-1812c additions since demolished.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 8c. 1810c. 1812Addition 
Item 2 of 81883  Chapel
Item 3 of 8January 1883  Proposed alterations - drawings dated
Item 4 of 8February 1884March 1887 Drawings dated for work by Wardrop and Anderson
Item 5 of 8February 1886  Drawings for porch on chapel dated
Item 6 of 81887  Tapestry decoration
Item 7 of 8December 1920  Drawings for chimneypiece in library
Item 8 of 81952  Chapel demolished


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 7William AtkinsonArchitectDc. 1810c. 1812Additions
Item 2 of 7(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectAJanuary 1883 Chapel and proposed alterations - drawings dated from this
Item 3 of 7(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1886 Completion of work on chapel in partnership - porch
Item 4 of 7Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectB1886 Completion of work on chapel in partnership - porch
Item 5 of 7Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceB1886 Completion of work on chapel in partnership - porch
Item 6 of 7(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1887 Tapestry decoration
Item 7 of 7(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectC1920 Chimneypiece in library


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Belhaven, Lord 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p101-2
Item 3 of 3Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians  volume i.

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life30 August 1902   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14764Biel House with Terrace Walls, Chapel Remains, Sundial, Boundary Walls, Gateway, Summer House, Archway, Kennels and Service Court
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of Biel House drawings ELD 181/1-144 - copies of drawings held by Mr Spence, proprietor; also ELD 191/36-37, 95-98, 101-102