Basic Site Details

Name: Brunstane House
Town, district or village: Duddingston
City or county: Edinburgh
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 3c. 1672c. 1675ReconstructionRemodelling
Item 2 of 31730 ProposedProposed alterations
Item 3 of 317351744AdditionSouth range rebuilt and office court added.


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 3(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectBc. 1672c. 1675Enlargement and remodelling
Item 2 of 3Alexander McGillArchitectC1730 Proposed alterations - perhaps not executed.
Item 3 of 3William AdamArchitectA17351744South range rebuilt and office court added.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Fletcher, Andrew, Lord MiltonClient for 1730 proposed work- and William Adam work
Item 2 of 2Lauderdale, 1st Duke ofClient for Bruce remodelling


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 2Dunbar, John G1975The Building Activities of the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, 1670-82 Archaeological Journal, cxxxii 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMSS 16544, ff1&3; 16555, ff6&8Also MSS 17477, ff 216-7, 225-228; 16564, ff 4-5; 16559, f 11; 15672, f 7; 17478, f 60. Also framed drawing Acc 10444.