Basic Site Details

Name: The Drum
Town, district or village: Gilmerton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217261730Reconstructionby William Adam
Item 2 of 21910  Handrail


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 3John MylneMasonA15841585 
Item 2 of 3William AdamArchitectB17261730Rebuilding
Item 3 of 3Hamilton More NisbettArchitect 1910  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Somerville, James LordClient for William Adam house

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 3The Drum, Deer Park, Mr Redpath's HouseCoist 397 16s 11d
Item 2 of 3The Drum, gardener's house and bothy 
Item 3 of 3The Drum, gates on western driveCost 991 7s 9d


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plates 37-8
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p 56
Item 4 of 4Scott, Walter (ed.)1815Memorie of the Somervilles  volume 1, p460

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life9 October 1915   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28052 
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from D C Mays