Basic Site Details

Name: Paxton House
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 417581761Build/construction 
Item 2 of 41759 Build/constructionBridge near walled garden
Item 3 of 418121813AdditionEast wing containing Library and Picture Gallery
Item 4 of 41950s1990sRestoration 


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 5John AdamArchitectB17581761 
Item 2 of 5James NisbetMasonD1759 Responsible for the design of the bridge near the walled garden.
Item 3 of 5James NisbetMasonCc. 1760 Acted as mason-contractor
Item 4 of 5Robert ReidArchitectE18121813East wing containing Library and Picture Gallery
Item 5 of 5Donald ChapmanArchitectA1950s1990sRestoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Home, PatrickClient for original building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp607-11

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Country Life17 August 1967   
Item 2 of 4Country Life24 August 1967   
Item 3 of 4Country Life31 August 1967  Article by Alistair Rowan
Item 4 of 4RIAS Chartered Architect   Combined Annual Report and Chartered Architect 2008-09

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 267/7/19Payment to John Adam for plans, January 1758.