Basic Site Details

Name: Glenferness House
City or county: Nairnshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: In 1890 timber Norwegian houses were linked to wings to form semi-circular entrance front.

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 418441845 Original villa
Item 2 of 418441845 Gate lodge
Item 3 of 41869  Rebuilding including additions to gatelodge
Item 4 of 4c. 1895  Addition


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 5Archibald Simpson  18441845Original house
Item 2 of 5A & W Reid A1869 Rebuilding
Item 3 of 5Alexander Reid A1869 Rebuilding
Item 4 of 5William Reid A1869 Rebuilding
Item 5 of 5William Laidlaw Carruthers  c. 1895 Addition


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Dougal, JohnClient for Simpson building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918xxiii
Item 3 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp2875

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1847v p217

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Elgin Library, Local Heritage CentreWittets & Co Collection DAW (P?)761
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register560 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register563 
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection