Basic Site Details

Name: Newbyth House
Town, district or village: East Linton
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Historic conversion - destroyed by fire during construction and later rebuilding and restoration - in both cases HAswell-Smith worked on design and approvals and not responsible for supervision.

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 418171818ReconstructionTo design of Archibald Elliot.
Item 2 of 41832 AdditionAddition of kitchen offices, with connecting corridor and castellated tower
Item 3 of 41972 RestorationConversion and conservation - fire broke out during work and destroyed interiors
Item 4 of 41979 ReconstructionRenovation and conservation

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 11James BurnArchitect, BuilderD18171818Rebuilding of house to designs by Archibald Elliot.
Item 2 of 11John SwintonContractorF1817 Was the sole contractor (Caledonain Mercury)
Item 3 of 11Archibald ElliotArchitectEBefore 1817 Deisgn provided.
Item 4 of 11William BurnArchitectC1832 Addition of kitchen offices, with connecting corridor and castellated tower.
Item 5 of 11Hamish Haldane Haswell-SmithArchitectA1972 Conversion and conservation - fire broke out during work and destroyed interiors
Item 6 of 11Haswell-Smith & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1972 Conversion and conservation - fire broke out during work and destroyed interiors
Item 7 of 11Hamish Haldane Haswell-SmithArchitectB1979 Rebuild and conservation following 1973 fire
Item 8 of 11Haswell-Smith & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1979 Rebuild and conservation following 1973 fire
Item 9 of 11Ian C McPhersonArchitectB1979 Rebuild and conservation following 1973 fire
Item 10 of 11John Alexander Smith B1979 Rebuild and conservation following 1973 fire
Item 11 of 11John GrayArchitectB1979 Rebuild and conservation following fire in 1973

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Baird, Sir David, Bart.Client for Burn work and for Elliot design.
Item 2 of 2Jell, RFor both phases of work

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 1Newbyth, stables and offices 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p47
Item 2 of 6APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 3 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 6Martine, John1883Reminiscenses of the Royal Burgh of Haddington   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 6 of 6Royal Academy1819   Exhibited by Archibald Elliot junior

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Mercury23 August 1817   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Hamish Haswell-SmithInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent October 2010
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Court of Session recordsSC 40/67/5 and 8Per Miss C Cruft. SC 40/67/8, p315