Dalmeny House, West Lothian Stately Home Images, Architect, South Queensferry Building History
Dalmeny House, Edinburgh
Historic Scottish Property near South Queensferry, Scotland
post updated 28 October 2023
Location: South Queensferry, off A90, north-west of Edinburgh
Home of the Lord Rosebery
Design: William Wilkins architect
Dalmeny House Edinburgh
Address: South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TQ
Barnbougle Castle (picture below, in distance at tip) was the previous home prior to Dalmeny House.
Contact Dalmeny House & Gardens: +44 (0)131 331 1888 ; [email protected]
In 1774 Neil Primrose, 3rd Earl of Rosebery, commissioned Robert Adam to design a new house at Barnbougle, and in 1788 Robert Burn also provided designs. However, the Earl concentrated on the estate, carrying out woodland planting and constructing a walled garden.
The son of the 3rd Earl, Archibald Primrose, commissioned further plans in the early 19th century: from William Atkinson (1805) and William Burn (1808). Again nothing was done until Archibald succeeded as 4th Earl of Rosebery in 1814.
He then turned for a new house to Jeffrey Wyatt, who provided a Tudor Gothic design. Lord Rosebery approved, but wished to employ architect William Wilkins. Wilkins was therefore asked for a Tudor Gothic design, which was eventually built in 1817.
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building picture © Adrian Welch
To the south-west of Dalmeny House is Dalmeny Village with a lovely church, Dalmeny Kirk
building photo : David Barbour / BDP
Website: Dalmeny House South Queensferry
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