The Entrance Front
Prime Minister William Gladstone from an 1870s photograph
Built / Designed For: Sir Alexander Ramsay
House & Family History: Fasque was built in 1809 at a cost of £30,000 by Sir Alexander Ramsay, who had changed his name by royal license from Burnett (of the Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys Clan) after inheriting his uncle's (Sir Alexander Ramsay of Balmain) estates and being created a baronet in 1806. In 1829 Fasque was bought by Sir John Gladstone. It was home to Prime Minister William Gladstone, and was the Gladstone family home until 2007. The house and its 337-acre estate, including 19 houses, cottages and buildings, was sold by Charles Gladstone for approximately £5 million in August 2007 to property developers Kincardine Farms LLP, a consortium of local farmers, who planned to convert the House into flats. However, in September 2007 the Estate was for sale again in 19 lots, with an asking price of £2 million for the House.
Vitruvius Scoticus: Adam, W., pl. 100, 1810. Design was unexecuted.
Country Life: CLXVI, 386, 462, 1979.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Gladstone, 19th century. Sir Alexander Ramsay (formerly Alexander Burnett), early 19th century. Charles Gladstone, late 20th-early 21st centuries.
Current Ownership Type: Unknown
Primary Current Ownership Use: Unknown
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No