The beginning

The beautiful Bannockburn House is a 17th Century A-listed mansion house, which has survived largely unchanged, apart from Victorian adaptations including a significant extension at the rear of the property. The original part of the house was completed around 1675 by Sir Hugh Paterson, although it’s believed to be built on an earlier building called Drummonds’ Hall.

Drummond & Rollo

Sir Robert Drummond was granted the Barony of Bannockburn in 1567 by Mary Queen of Scots and his grandson built Drummonds’ Hall. The lands of Bannockburn then came into the hands of the Rollo family in 1636, with King Charles II granting the Baronetcy to Sir Andrew Rollo in 1651. Sir Andrew Rollo had supported Charles I during the English Civil war.

Sir Hugh Paterson I purchased the lands in 1672 and the house was completed around 1675.  Described by a specialist as a “rare survivor” of its time and it has many interesting architectural features including the “Laigh Hall” and the “Blue Room” ceilings reputed to be the work of Houlbert and Dunsterfield; two highly skilled craftsmen who had been commissioned by Charles II to produce ornate ceilings within Holyrood Palace. Click here for further details on architecture and points of interest at Bannockburn House…