Analysis of a Clackmannanshire Estate, an Exemplary Approach

Analysis of a Clackmannanshire Estate, an Exemplary Approach

Join us in discovering the fascinating history of a Clackmannanshire estate!

Venue: Room LT2, Dalhousie Building (corner of Old Hawkhill and Hunter Street), University of Dundee, DD1 4EN
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Cost: Free

Arranged by the AHSS Tayside & East Fife Group; Dundee Historic Environment Trust and the University of Dundee postgraduate programmes in architectural conservation.

The historic landscape: the lands of Shambodie, the estate of Hartshaw and the policies of Brucefield
The historic buildings: the house of Brucefield, the mill of Hartshaw, and the missing tower house

Andrew Wright is a conservation architect and for many years ran the Forres office of the Law & Dunbar-Naismith Partnership, involved in a wide portfolio of country house, conservation and rural architectural projects. His consultancy work has recently included a project to manage the analysis of a small secluded estate in Clackmannanshire which is centrally located yet superbly isolated. The estate is ancient and the house is 18th century, with alterations, or is it? And where exactly was (is?) the now missing tower house of Hartshaw? Brucefield House was mothballed by the Victorians and then reclaimed in the 1920s, with style. Now, as a new generation of the family takes on responsibility, this exemplary commission includes new historical and archaeological research, landscape analysis and buildings analysis of both the ancient mill and the main house.