Basic Site Details

Name: Luffness House
Town, district or village: Drem
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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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 81803 Addition 
Item 2 of 81825  Kitchen, water tower etc
Item 3 of 81841  West front - demolished 1959
Item 4 of 818461849 Manorial west wing by Bryce
Item 5 of 81874  Further additions by Bryce
Item 6 of 81891  Saloon by D and J Bryce
Item 7 of 819061907 Billiard room addition
Item 8 of 81967  Bryce's west wing demolished


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 13Robert Reid E1803 Addition
Item 2 of 13William Burn T18211822Addition
Item 3 of 13Thomas Brown of Uphall  1825 Kitchen, possibly water tower
Item 4 of 13Thomas Brown II  1841 New west front
Item 5 of 13Burn & Bryce A18461849 
Item 6 of 13David Bryce A18461849 
Item 7 of 13D & J Bryce B1874 West wing and further work
Item 8 of 13David Bryce B1874 West wing and further work
Item 9 of 13D & J Bryce D1891 saloon
Item 10 of 13John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior)) D1891 Saloon
Item 11 of 13Barbour & Bowie C19061907Addition - billiard room
Item 12 of 13James Barbour C19061907Addition - billiard room
Item 13 of 13John McLintock Bowie C19061907Addition - billiard room


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 4Hope, General AlexanderClient for 1820s addition
Item 2 of 4Hope, General Sir AlexanderKitchen
Item 3 of 4Hope, General Sir AlexanderClient for 1803 addition
Item 4 of 4Hope, George WilliamWest front - demolished 1959


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Baker, Sonia2009The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of East Lothian Stenlake, Catrinepp 53-4
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp318-19
Item 4 of 4Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Dumfries & Galloway CouncilJames Barbour drawings, Sutherland Dickie & Copland Archive (many not traced, 2010) 156 and 452
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6551 
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6562Water tower
Item 4 of 6Luffness HouseDrawings May be in NAS now?
Item 5 of 6NASSC Archives (Sc)SC 40/67/3, f.192 
Item 6 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 97911Also 97907, 97915, 97923, 97926-97930, 98064-98067