Basic Site Details

Name: Mertoun House
Town, district or village: Mertoun
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Mertoun
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Extensions by William Burn and Gibson & Gordon since removed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Harden Not sure if current?

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41703  Original house by William Bruce
Item 2 of 41843  Alterations and additions, including new south wing
Item 3 of 419131916 Extension to north
Item 4 of 419531956 Scheme of reduction: house returned to its original proportions (Burn and Gibson & Gordon extensions removed)

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 11Tobias Bachop, Bauchop or BaakMasonA1703  
Item 2 of 11(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectE1703 Begun.
Item 3 of 11William BurnArchitectD1843 Alterations and additions, including new south wing, reusing old pavilion
Item 4 of 11Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceD1844 Alterations and additions, including new south wing, reusing old pavilion
Item 5 of 11David BryceArchitectD1844 Alterations and additions, including new south wing, reusing old pavilion
Item 6 of 11Gibson, Skipwith & GordonArchitectural practiceB1913After 1914Extension to north (completed by Gibson & Gordon alone)
Item 7 of 11James Glen Sivewright GibsonArchitectB19131916Extension to north
Item 8 of 11Walter Symington Athol GordonArchitectB19131916Extension to north
Item 9 of 11Gibson & GordonArchitectural practiceBAfter 19141916Extension to north
Item 10 of 11Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceC19531956Scheme of reduction: house returned to its original proportions (Burn and Gibson & Gordon extensions removed)
Item 11 of 11Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectC19531956Scheme of reduction: house returned to its original proportions (Burn and Gibson & Gordon extensions removed)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Egerton, JohnClient for 1913-16 work. He was later the fourth Earl of Ellesmere.
Item 2 of 4Polwarth, LordFor Burn work
Item 3 of 4Scott, Sir WilliamClient for Sir William Bruce work
Item 4 of 4Sutherland, Duke ofFor Ian Lindsay work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plate 142
Item 2 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 5Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp563-4
Item 4 of 5Dunbar, J G1970Sir William Bruce exhibition catalogue  Nos 154, 165
Item 5 of 5Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp169-70

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Country Life2 June 1966   
Item 2 of 3Country Life9 June 1966   
Item 3 of 3Scottish FieldNovember 1937   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15110 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (NAS)Register of Deeds Durie volume 124 pp213-215