Basic Site Details

Name: Lauriston Castle
Town, district or village: Cramond
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4Before 1600 Construction 
Item 2 of 41827 AdditionEnlargement
Item 3 of 41845 Alterations and additionsAlterations and additions including staircase and two porches
Item 4 of 41902  Alterations after purchase


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 A1827 Enlargement
Item 2 of 3William Henry Playfair B1845 Alterations and additions including staircase and two porches
Item 3 of 3William Robert Reid A1902 Alterations for himself after purchasing house in 1902


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Allan, ThomasClient for William Burn work
Item 2 of 3Reid, William RobertAlterations after purchasing property in 1902
Item 3 of 3Rutherford, AndrewClient for 1845 Playfair work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Fairley, John A1925Lauriston Castle and its owners   
Item 3 of 3Rowan, Ann Martha1974Lauriston Castle 1974 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life30 November 1990   
Item 2 of 2RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128 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 2Edinburgh University LibraryPlansLetter Book 7Playfair collection
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection