Scotland has a uniquely varied selection of country houses, from elegant neo-classical mansions to the high Victorian drama of Scots Baronial. Over the past 150 years, many hundreds of these have been lost, a huge number for a country of Scotland's size. Some have been the victims of fire or subsidence, but many have been deliberately demolished due to impracticality, changing taste or property development. This website seeks to document and illustrate all of Scotland's lost country houses, with brief descriptions of their architecture and history.
At present this website is under construction, but it has been opened to the public to act as a useful resource prior to its completion. About this website describes the problems that led to the destruction of many houses, and introduces the author and the criteria by which houses are included on this site. Next on the list for completion is the Alphabetical list of over five hundred lost houses with brief historical details. At present there is a complete listing for 'A' and a selection of pictures for the remaining letters. The List by location will then follow as an alternative means of accessing the data.
The Links, resources and references page gives a guide to where more information can be found, and if you get lost the Introduction link will bring you back here. The search box will search the entire site, although as it uses an external search engine it might not always be up to date with the latest site additions.
You are welcome to contact the author by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.