Basic Site Details

Name: Bowland House
Town, district or village: Whitehill
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Parish: Stow
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 4 km south of Stow.

HS Lists date rear addition to 1902, but this seems unlikely since the designs were exhibited in 1891; the 1890 date given by Strang, McWilliam etc is more probable.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mansion house  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318131815Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31890  Additions to rear
Item 3 of 31926  Further extensions to east


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 6James Gillespie Graham  18131815 
Item 2 of 6John Smith A18131815Superintended construction for James Gillespie Graham.
Item 3 of 6George Henderson B1890 Additions to rear
Item 4 of 6Hay & Henderson B1890 Additions to rear
Item 5 of 6Arthur Forman Balfour Paul C1926 Further extensions to east
Item 6 of 6Rowand Anderson & Paul C1926 Further extensions to east


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Ramsay, WilliamClient for 1890 extension
Item 2 of 2Walker, General Alexander 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp134
Item 2 of 5McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p123
Item 3 of 5RSA1891   518
Item 4 of 5Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians  Illustration
Item 5 of 5Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p194

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17407Bowland House Including Garden Cottages, Walled Garden and Garage Block
Item 2 of 2National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMS 13961, ff300-72