Basic Site Details

Name: Duddingston House
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Archibald Handyside - employed on building excluding fine 'carved work' 1763

John Aitken - decorative carving 1763

Overseer of works Mr Kay (Robert Kay?)

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1105, Milton Road WestYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4  Alterations and additionsAlterations and repairs to stableblock
Item 2 of 417631768Build/construction 
Item 3 of 4c. 1831c. 1832Repair 
Item 4 of 4After 1903Before 1905 Alterations


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 4Frank WoodArchitectB  Alterations and repairs to stableblock
Item 2 of 4William Chambers (Sir)ArchitectA17631768Architect of original house
Item 3 of 4Thomas Brown of UphallArchitectCc. 1831c. 1832Repairs
Item 4 of 4John Holden PeacockArchitect After 1903Before 1908Alterations - as assistant, presumably on Marquis of Linlithgow's estates


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Eddington, A1904Contemporary BiographiesEdinburgh and the LothiansWT Pike and Co., Pike's New Century Series, no. 12p89
Item 2 of 3Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians   
Item 3 of 3Vitruvius Britannicus1767Vitruvius Britannicus  Volume IV, plates 14-17

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architectural Heritage1999X Article by Kirsty Burrell.
Item 2 of 4Country Life24 September 1959  `Duddingston House, Edinburgh' by D. Walker 24 September 1959
Vol 126
Item 3 of 4RIAS Quarterly1925 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)'Duddingston House, near Edinburgh'
Summer 1925 p63
Item 4 of 4The Times15 September 1990  Binney, M
`[Duddingston House]: Palladian perfection phased out'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Crichton WoodTypescript memoirs and collection of drawings  
Item 2 of 3Public Record Office of Northern irelandAbercorn PapersD623/A/222/11; D623/A/222/15 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Holden Peacock: L v20 no1513