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The Architecture of Scotland, 1660-1750

Louisa Humm, John Lowrey, and Aonghus MacKechnie


This volume tells the story of Scotland’s unique and influential contribution to the Age of Classicism during a period of major political and architectural change. Interposed between the decline of the Scottish castle and its revival as Scotch Baronial architecture, proto-Enlightenment Scotland straddled the age of ‘Glorious Revolution’ and the 1707 parliamentary union with England.

Keywords: Scottish architecture, Classical architecture, Scottish castles, 1707 parliamentary union, Country house, Designed landscape, Scottish urbanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474455268
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louisa Humm, editor
Historic Environment Scotland

John Lowrey, editor
Edinburgh University

Aonghus MacKechnie, editor
University of Strathclyde

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Part I Setting the Scene


Aonghus MacKechnie

Part II Classicism and the Castle

Part III The Business of Building, Trades, Materials and Pattern Books

6 Scottish Ironwork, 1670–1730

Ali Davey and Aonghus MacKechnie

Part IV The Country House

Part V Gardens

Part VI Urban Architecture

Part VII Conclusion

End Matter