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Blackadder House (Blackadder Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house, Blackadder Castle, near the site of Blackadder House.

    House & Family History: During World War I Blackadder House was requisitioned by the government and used to house troops who seriously vandalized the house (they used parts of the grand staircase for firewood). The house never recovered and was demolished in the 1920s, after the government refused to compensate the owners for the damage that took place during the war.

  • Architect: John Lessels

    Date: 1853
    Designed: Additions

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    Architect: Alexander Gilkie

    Date: Probably late 18th century
    Designed: Bridge

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 428
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT BLACKADDER CASTLE: Andrew Blackadder, 16th century. SEATED AT BLACKADDER HOUSE: Sir John Home, 17th century; Home family here until 1836. Thomas Boswell, 19th century; Sir George A.F. Houston-Boswell, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No