DiCamillo Companion

Blair House

  • House & Family History: Blair, the House, the family, and its collection reflected nearly 1,000 years of Scottish history. Descended from a Norman knight, the Blair family became inextricably interwoven in the history of Scotland. Originally a 16th century tower house, today's T-plan Blair House presents in the Scottish Jacobean style, having had alterations and additions in 1617, 1668, and the 18th and late 19th centuries. The Estate remained in the Blair family for almost 900 years, until the 2012 sale of the House, Estate, and contents.

    Collections: The contents of Blair House were auctioned in Edinburgh by Lyon & Turnbull on March 14 and 15, 2012, realizing a total of £1.16 million.

  • Architect: Thomas Greenshields Leadbetter

    Date: 1893
    Designed: North Wing and re-fronting of East Range

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 149, 1853.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Current Seat / Home of: Hendry family; here since 2012.

    Past Seat / Home of: Frederick Gordon Blair, 19th century. Luke and Caroline Borwick, until 2012.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Hunter Foundation and available for conferences and holidays stays.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01294-833-100

    Fax: 01294-834-422

    Email: siobhan@blairestate.co.uk

    Website: https://blairestate.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No