Basic Site Details

Name: Abbotsford
Town, district or village: Melrose
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
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 418141824Build/constructionDates of William Atkinson's involvement.
Item 2 of 418161819 First phase
Item 3 of 418221824 Second phase
Item 4 of 41857 AdditionSW wing

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 15Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practice   Interior work - date unknown
Item 2 of 15William AtkinsonArchitectE18141824Incorporated suggestions by Edward Blore.
Item 3 of 15Edward BloreArchitectA18161819First phase - adapted designs of William Atkinson
Item 4 of 15John & Thomas SmithArchitectural practiceA18161819Builders of first phase (addition of breakfast parlour, armoury and dining room to original farmhouse) - to the designs of William Atkinson
Item 5 of 15John SmithArchitectA18161819Builder of first phase (addition of breakfast parlour, armoury and dining room to original farmhouse) - to the designs of William Atkinson
Item 6 of 15Thomas SmithArchitect, BuilderA18161819First phase - adapted designs of William Atkinson
Item 7 of 15John & Thomas SmithArchitectural practiceC18171824Courtyard walls and mounting block
Item 8 of 15John SmithArchitectC18171824Courtyard walls and mounting block
Item 9 of 15Thomas SmithArchitect, BuilderC18171824Courtyard walls and mounting block
Item 10 of 15Edward BloreArchitectB18211824Second phase - drawing room, library, study, great hall, and clearance of original farmhouse
Item 11 of 15John & Thomas SmithArchitectural practiceB18211824Builders of second phase - drawing room, library, study, great hall, and clearance of original farmhouse
Item 12 of 15John SmithArchitectB18211824Builder of second phase - drawing room, library, study, great hall, and clearance of original farmhouse
Item 13 of 15Thomas SmithArchitect, BuilderB18211824Builder of second phase - drawing room, library, study, great hall, and clearance of original farmhouse
Item 14 of 15William BurnArchitectD18531857SW wing added
Item 15 of 15William Wilkinson WardellArchitect, EngineerSMid 1850s Chapel chimneypiece

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Hope-Scott, J RClient for William Burn work
Item 2 of 2Scott, Walter (Sir)Client for William Atkinson work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Brown, Ian G (ed) Abbotsford and Sir Walter Scott   
Item 2 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 8Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp93
Item 4 of 8Evans, A G2010William Wilkinson Wardell: building with conviction UK Edition 2011p87
Item 5 of 8Grierson, H J C Letters of Sir Walter Scott  Volume IV, pp289 and 333-339, 526-7. Volume VII, p208
Item 6 of 8RCAHMS Roxburgh inventory  Vol II, 582
Item 7 of 8Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp184-5
Item 8 of 8Wainwright, Clive The Romantic Interior  pp147-79

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life9 June 1989  Article by Clive Wainwright.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15104Abbotsford Including House, Walled Garden and Courtyards
Item 2 of 3National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMS 3889, f.17 
Item 3 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on involvement of Scott Morton & Co