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The Georgian House (7 Charlotte Square)

  • Built / Designed For: John Lamont

    House & Family History: The Georgian House, also known as No. 7 Charlotte Square, is one of the most important 18th century townhouses in Britain. Located on Edinburgh's Charlotte Square, this beautiful Neoclassical palace front townhouse by Scotland's super star architect, Robert Adam, sports luscious interiors fitted out to showcase the glory of late 18th century design. Named after Queen Charlotte (the wife of George III), Charlotte Square is considered one of the world's great urban spaces; and, not surprisingly, the elevations for the square were also designed by Robert Adam. The Georgian House is one of the flagship properties of the National Trust for Scotland, who have owned it since 1956.

    Collections: The famous Newliston Bed, made for Newliston House in the 18th century, is hung with embroidered curtains, canopy, and valance worked by Lady Mary Hog, whose husband, Thomas Hogg, built Newliston. The bed is today in the collection of the National Trust for Scotland, where it is displayed in the Georgian House. Pelmets removed from Croome Court are today on windows in the Georgian House.

  • Architect: Robert Adam

    Date: Circa 1796
    Designed: House for John Lamont

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  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: No Park

  • "Buildings That Shaped Britain" (2006 - TV documentary series by Simon Thurley, episode 5, "Birth Of The Metropolis").
  • Past Seat / Home of: John Lamont, 18th century. Catherine Farquharson of Invercauld, early 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust for Scotland

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01312-263-318

    Fax: 01312-263-318

    Website: https://www.nts.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No