Kimmerghame House is a 19th-century mansion in the Scottish Borders, located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south-east of Duns by the Blackadder Water. It is the home of the Swintons of Kimmerghame. The house was designed in the Scottish Baronial style by David Bryce in 1851. Kimmerghame is protected as a category B listed building.
Kimmerghame was the site of an earlier house, the home of Sir Andrew Home in the 1730s. An inventory of the house and its furnishing survives from this period. This older house was demolished and rebuilt in the early 1850s. William Burn had produced designs for a new house in 1825, although nothing was done at the time. The present house is dated 1851, and was designed by David Bryce. It incorporates interior panelling from the earlier house.
Kimmerghame was partially destroyed by fire in 1938, and subsequently only partly rebuilt. The present occupant is Major-General Sir John Swinton KCVO OBE, former Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, and father of the actress Tilda Swinton.
- Kimmerghame House is also the name of a boys' boarding house at Fettes College, Edinburgh.
- List of places in the Scottish Borders
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- "Country Mansion". Scotland's People. General Register Office for Scotland, National Archives of Scotland, Court of the Lord Lyon. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
- Dictionary of Scottish Architects, though the Listed Building Report states "circa 1947".
- "Thieves startled by general's roar". The Herald. 9 April 1997. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
- "Maj.-Gen. Sir John Swinton of Kimmerghame". The Peerage.com. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
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