Basic Site Details

Name: Amisfield
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: The 'castle' mentioned in Mylne's diary may be the surviving castellated folly by the main road.

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 517561759Build/construction 
Item 2 of 51766 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 51783 AdditionStable block and walled garden with four Doric porticos at the corners probably by Henderson
Item 4 of 51785 AdditionWings added
Item 5 of 5c. 1928 Destruction/demolitionDemolished

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 6John BaxterArchitectG17561759Employed to build the house to designs by Isaac Ware.
Item 2 of 6Isaac WareArchitectH1756 Provided designs
Item 3 of 6George PatersonArchitectA1766 Superintended alterations for Robert Mylne.
Item 4 of 6Robert Mylne B1766 Alterations
Item 5 of 6John HendersonArchitectD1783 Stable block and walled garden with four Doric porticos at the corners probably by Henderson.
Item 6 of 6John HendersonArchitectC1785 Wings added (demolished 1928)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Charteris, FrancisClient for 1766 work (also 1785 wings?)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Gow, Ian2006Scotland's Lost Houses London: Aurum PressPhoto
Item 3 of 5Miller, J1844History of Haddington  p527
Item 4 of 5Mylne, Robert Diary  12 and 14 August 1766
Item 5 of 5Ware, Isaac1757A Complete Body of Architecture  Plates 39 and 45

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Archaeologia Scotica1792i p46
Item 2 of 2Country Life15 July 1965  p184. Article by Christopher Hussey

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA MSS Collection Diary 12 and 14 August 1766. The 'castle' mentioned in Mylne's diary may be the surviving castellated folly by the main road.