Bonnington House

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Bonnington House is a 19th-century country house near Wilkieston, around 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a category A listed building.[1]

The house was built in 1622, and was the home of the Foulis Baronets of Colinton.[2] Sir James Foulis, 2nd Baronet, served as Lord Justice Clerk from 1684 to 1688, taking the title Lord Colinton. Bonnington later passed to the Wilkies of Ormiston.[2] It was said to have been doubled in size in 1720,[3] but the physical evidence of flues and fireplaces does not support this.

In 1858 the house was completely remodelled in a Jacobean style.[1] The house and its 100-acre (40 ha) estate was bought by the present owners in 1999,[4] and in 2001 the house was refurbished by Lee Boyd Architects.[2] Two new wings were designed by Benjamin Tindall Architects, granted planning consent in 2010 and completed in 2015.[5] The grounds of the house have been developed as a sculpture park, now open to the public as Jupiter Artland.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Bonnington House: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bonnington House". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 
  3. ^ Buildings of Scotland: Lothian by Colin McWilliam
  4. ^ a b "Story". Jupiter Artland. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Appeal Decision Notice" (PDF). Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals. 5 October 2010. 

Coordinates: 55°54′24″N 3°25′22″W / 55.9068°N 3.4228°W / 55.9068; -3.4228

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