Basic Site Details

Name: Spottiswoode House
Town, district or village: Westruther
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: How Notman came to be working for Burn whilst in Playfair's office is unclear. It may be that Playfair completed the house as a result of a dispute with the client. The house has been demolished and it is not now possible to check Notman's details with the executed work.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1SpottswoodYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218321834 Drawings of details of staircase; other detail drawings
Item 2 of 21938 Destruction/demolition 


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 3William Burn A18321834 
Item 2 of 3William Notman A|B1834 Detail drawings, as assistant - see Notes
Item 3 of 3William Henry Playfair B?1834 May have completed job - see Notes


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-8. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 11a
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection