Dundas Castle, West Lothian, Architect, Location, Scottish Building, History

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Historic Scottish Castle, South Queensferry

Dundas Castle

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Location: South Queensferry, nr Edinburgh, West Lothian

Dundas Castle

Date: 1818

Built by William Burn

Stately home of Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and his wife, Lady Lydia

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In 1818, James Dundas had the 17th century portion of the building pulled down and rebuilt in a Tudor-Gothic style by the Scottish architect William Burn. Burn also designed many churches and this influence is visible throughout the building. William Burn’s designs for the main state rooms allow for huge windows that look out on to lawns and parkland outside.

The building and extensive gardens had cost so much to construct that the Dundases were forced to sell the castle and lands in 1875. The buyer was William Russell. It was again sold in 1899, when it was bought along with five farms and 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of agricultural land by Stewart Clark, the owner of a Renfrewshire textile company and a respected philanthropist. Clark’s son, John, took the double-barrelled surname ‘Stewart-Clark’ in honour of his father, and was made a Baronet in 1918.

source: wikipedia




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