Hutton Castle

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Not to be confused with Sheriff Hutton Castle in North Yorkshire
Hutton Castle, viewed from the east across the Whiteadder

Hutton Castle is located in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the Whiteadder Water. It stands 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) southeast of Chirnside and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Berwick-on-Tweed. It has also been known as Hatton Hall and Hutton Hall.[1]


Originally a property of the Homes of Wedderburn, Hutton was probably built in the 16th century, but may include much older fabric.[2] From 1876 the castle was owned by Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth. It was partially ruinous in the late 19th century.[2]

Sir William Burrell[edit]

Hutton was purchased in 1916 by Sir William Burrell, wealthy Glaswegian shipping merchant and art collector. Burrell commissioned Robert Lorimer to prepare designs for the restoration and expansion of the building, but the two men failed to agree on proposals.[1] In 1926 the north wing was constructed to designs by Reginald Fairlie. The following year Burrell was able to move in, and lived at Hutton with his art collection until his death in 1958.[1]

Burrell bequeathed his collection to the Glasgow Corporation in 1944, stipulating that, among other things, several of the rooms at Hutton Castle should be recreated for the display of the artefacts. In 1983, when the present Burrell Collection building was completed in Glasgow's Pollok Park, replicas of the dining room, the drawing room and the hall of the castle were installed.[3]

Later history[edit]

Meanwhile, Hutton Castle itself remained unoccupied. In the late 1990s it was once again restored as a dwelling. It is a category B listed building.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hutton Castle (Formerly Hutton/Hatton Hall) including ancillary structure". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Hutton Castle". RCAHMS. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hutton Castle Hall". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°47′15″N 2°10′42″W / 55.7875°N 2.1784°W / 55.7875; -2.1784