Basic Site Details

Name: Wedderburn Castle
Town, district or village: Duns
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
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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 317711775Building dated 
Item 2 of 317901794AdditionThe Lion Gate
Item 3 of 31981 Alteration/conversionChange of use from house to home for the elderly.


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 4Robert AdamArchitectB17711775 
Item 2 of 4James NisbetMasonC17711775Superintended the building of the house.
Item 3 of 4John PlawArchitectD17901794The Lion Gate
Item 4 of 4John David Louis MylneArchitectA1981 Change of use from house to home for the elderly.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Home, PatrickClient for original house
Item 2 of 2Nurse, M 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p88
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp744
Item 4 of 4Rowan, A1970Wedderburn Castle Colvin, H and Harris, J (eds) in 'The Country Seat)Drawings at Paxton House (per Alistair Rowan).

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life8 August 1974   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Paxton House (formerly)Home Archives