Basic Site Details

Name: Newliston
Town, district or village: Kirkliston
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: House A listed - other parts B listed

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 4c. 1725c. 1735Build/constructionStables, offices and garden layout
Item 2 of 41744 Alterations and additionsExtensive internal alterations
Item 3 of 41790  Original Robert Adam house
Item 4 of 418401859 Classical wings added and additions to coachhouse, stables and home farm


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 8Arthur Forman Balfour Paul B  Instructed Scott Morton & Co for interior work - date unknown
Item 2 of 8Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd) B  Interior work, instructed by Balfour Paul - date unknown
Item 3 of 8William Adam Fc. 1725c. 1735Stables, offices and garden layout
Item 4 of 8William Adam G1744 Extensive internal alterations - demolished 1790.
Item 5 of 8James Adam A17891790 
Item 6 of 8R & J Adam A17891790 
Item 7 of 8Robert Adam A17891790 
Item 8 of 8David Bryce  18401859Addition of Classical wings and additions to coachhouse, stables and home farm


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Hog, James Maitland 
Item 2 of 3Hogg, ThomasClient for Adam work
Item 3 of 3Stair, 3rd Earl ofCleint for William Adam 1744 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Design illustrated here not carried out.
Item 2 of 6Anon1743Braco Case Petitions and Depositions  22, 24-25
Item 3 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 6Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 5 of 6McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp 57-58, 355-357
Item 6 of 6Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life26 February 1916   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Blenheim Palace , Muniment RoomPlans  Plan for gardens by William Adam
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27578 
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27588Coachhouse etc
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27599Lodges
Item 5 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 150/2063/17-20Account. Information from Joe Rock.
Item 6 of 7Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on Scott Morton & Co involvement
Item 7 of 7Soane MuseumSoane Museum Collection Adam work only