Basic Site Details

Name: Minto House and stables
Town, district or village: Minto
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: A-Listed, but demolished in 1992 after destruction by fire.

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 8c. 17381743Build/construction 
Item 2 of 8c. 1810 AdditionPorch, offices etc
Item 3 of 81859  Alterations
Item 4 of 81894  Alterations including new plasterwork
Item 5 of 81904  Garden terracing
Item 6 of 81906  New servants' wing
Item 7 of 81973 Destruction/demolitionGutted
Item 8 of 81992  Burnt and 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 8William Adam Ac. 1738c. 1743 
Item 2 of 8Archibald Elliot Fc. 1810 Porch, offices etc added
Item 3 of 8William Henry Playfair B18371838Alterations
Item 4 of 8William Notman B18371838Alterations - as assistant to William Henry Playfair
Item 5 of 8James Maitland Wardrop  1859 Alterations
Item 6 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer C1894 Alterations including new plasterwork
Item 7 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer D1904 Garden terracing
Item 8 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer E1906 New servants' wing


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Minto, 2nd Earl ofClient for Playfair alterations
Item 2 of 3Minto, Lord 
Item 3 of 3Minto, Sir Gilbert Elliot, LordClient for William Adam work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp767 (Playfair work)
Item 2 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 6Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp569
Item 4 of 6New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  iii, p367
Item 5 of 6Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p171
Item 6 of 6Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p135

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Bodleian LibraryGough Maps and DocumentsMaps 39, f 28Plan and elevation dated 1766.
Item 2 of 7Edinburgh University LibraryPlansLetter book 7, p85Playfair collection
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19221Stables
Item 4 of 7National Library of ScotlandManuscript Collection13217, f.185Minto Papers - plan, drawings and accounts. Also 13457, 13249, 11911 etc.
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Working drawings
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR M/3
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Stodart Lorimer: F v17 p35 no1114 (microfilm reel 12)