William Adam Architect, Scotland

William Adam, Edinburgh, Scottish Neoclassical Architecture, Photo, House, Works

William Adam, Architect, Scotland

Scottish Classical Architect – Georgian Buildings, UK

William Adam Architect – Key Projects

Key Buildings by architect William Adam, all in Scotland, alphabetical:

Chatelherault Lodge, Lanarkshire

Duff House, Banff, Banffshire

Duff House
scanned image © Adrian Welch

General Wade’s Bridge, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Haddington Town House, East Lothian
Date built: 1748
originally by William Adam but little of his work remains
William Adam building
Haddington building : photo © Adrian J Welch
Haddington Town House
wylieshanks architects were appointed in 2012 as conservation architects to East Lothian Council for the repair of the steeple, which has spalling stonework and a damaged finial.

Haddo House, Aberdeenshire
Date built: –

Mellerstain House, Berwickshire, Scotland

Mellerstain House
Image © Adrian Welch
Mellerstain
Stately home set within 80 hectares of parkland
Home of the 13th Earl of Haddington
The east and west wings were completed first, by architect William Adam. They were built for George Baillie and Lady Grisel Baillie.
When Lady Grisel Baillie died, a son of the Earl of Haddington inherited Mellerstain – George Hamilton. He commissioned Robert Adam to design and build the central part of the property.
This was forty five eyars after his father William had built the wings. The intricate plasterwork interior is a very good example of Robert Adam’s (eponymous) style, using Greek motifs and unusual combinations of colours.

Old College – Library, Glasgow University
Date built: 1732

Pollok House, Pollokshaws, Lanarkshire

Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen

Robert Gordon's College
photograph © adrian welch
William Adam: Robert Gordon’s College

Yester House, East Lothian
Dates built: 1699-1728
Design by James Smith & Alexander MacGill, with interventions by William & Robert Adam
Yester House is an early 18th-century mansion near Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland. It was the home of the Hay family, later Marquesses of Tweeddale, from the 15th century until the late 1960s. Construction of the present house began in 1699, and continued well into the 18th century in a series of building phases. It is now protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds of the house are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.

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William Adam Scotland – Practice Information

Background

William Adam, father of famous Scottish architect Robert Adam, was born at Kirkcaldy in 1689.

In 1724 William transformed Hopetoun House (Sir William Bruce, 1700) into a great Scottish Classical House and this remains one of his key works. He was appointed in 1729 as the Surveyor of the Kings’ Works in Scotland. Robert joined John as an architect apprentice to his father William Adam in 1746.

William died in 1748 and was buried at Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh. Robert then became John’s partner in the family business.

John Adam was born 1721 and his brother James Adam in 1732.

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