DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Craigiehall House (Craigie Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house replaced an earlier house on the site.

    Built / Designed For: William Johnstone, 2nd Earl of Annandale and Hartfell.

    House & Family History: Rudolf Hess parachuted onto the Craigiehall Estate in 1941 in an attempt to negotiate an end to World War II. It was at Craigiehall House in 1945 that the official surrender of German forces in Norway took place. Until 2015 Craigiehall served as the headquarters of the British Army in Scotland.

  • Architect: William Adam, Sr.

    Date: Circa 1730
    Designed: Alterations to House, including front doorway.

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    Architect: David Bryce

    Date: 1853
    Designed: Staff Wing

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    Architect: Robert Stodart Lorimer

    Date: 1926
    Designed: Alterations for James Morton

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    Architect: William Bruce

    Date: 1695-99
    Designed: House for 2nd Earl of Annandale

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    Architect: William Burn

    Date: Circa 1830
    Designed: Additions to House

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  • Vitruvius Scoticus: pls. 86-87.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Johnstone, 2nd Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, 18th century. The Hon. Charles Hope-Weir, 18th century. Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl of Midlothian, 20th century. James Morton, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No