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 LesselsDate: 1853
Architect: Alexander GilkieDate: Probably late 18th century
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
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