DiCamillo Companion

New Gala House

  • Collections: A circa 1774 chimneypiece, attributed to Francis Harwood and in the style of Sir Henry Cheere, was originally installed in Old Gala House (see photo in “Images” section). It was moved to New Gala House in the 19th century and sold from that house before its demolition in 1985. The Edinburgh firm of Lyon & Turnbull listed the chimneypiece for sale with an estimate of £10,000-15,000 in a January 2016 auction. The fireplace features carved and moulded Carrara marble inset with panels of Sienna marble and jasper; an almost identical chimneypiece exists in the Small Drawing Room at Wedderburn Castle. Four pedestals made by Cheere of white and Sienna marble with Sicilian jasper panels, which bear similarities to the Wedderburn and Gala House chimneypieces, are in the collection of the National Trust in the Music Room at West Wycombe Park.

  • Architect: David Bryce

    Date: 1872
    Designed: House for Hugh Scott

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  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Laird Hugh Scott, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No