Bonnington House is a 19th-century country house near Wilkieston, around 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a category A listed building.[1]

Bonnington House, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

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]

The house passed from the Scott family to Hugh Cunningham, Lord Provost of Edinburgh around 1702.[3] It is said to have been doubled in size c.1720.[4] In 1720 the house was owned by Hugh's son, Alexander Cunningham.

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,[5] 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.[6] The grounds of the house have been developed as a sculpture park, now open to the public as Jupiter Artland.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Historic Environment Scotland. "BONNINGTON HOUSE WITH BALUSTRADED WALL (Category A Listed Building) (LB26826)". Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Bonnington House". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
  3. ^ "Bonnington House, by Ratho, West Lothian - Joe Rock's Research Pages".
  4. ^ Buildings of Scotland: Lothian by Colin McWilliam
  5. ^ a b "Story". Jupiter Artland. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Appeal Decision Notice". Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals. 5 October 2010.

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

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