Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Leiper
Bio Notes: 16th century. Apart from the jobs listed below he was responsible for the the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Udny ((Christ's Kirk) but no trace of this remains.

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 14 Tilquhillie Castle  KincardineshireScotlandMay have been responsible for the original tower - because of similarities to Keith Hall
Item 2 of 141500sEllon Castle (Old) and gaden featuresEllon AberdeenshireScotlandPerhaps involved with construction
Item 3 of 141556Balfluig Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandBuilding dated. Leiper may have been responsible - has characteristic triple shot holes
Item 4 of 141560Midmar CastleEcht AberdeenshireScotlandMay have been responsible for the original Z plan tower
Item 5 of 141563Castle Fraser  AberdeenshireScotlandAttribution on stylistic grounds (for example triple gun loops). East turnpike stair almost certainly part of works of this period.
Item 6 of 141575Esslemont Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandAttribution
Item 7 of 14After 1582House of Schivas  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 8 of 141584Tolquhon Castle  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 9 of 14c. 1585Kemnay HouseKemnay AberdeenshireScotlandLarge extension to older tower house. Leiper probably responsible.
Item 10 of 141589Tarves Parish ChurchTarves AberdeenshireScotlandMonument to William Forbes in Tolquhon aisle, which survived from the earlier church on site
Item 11 of 141592Fordyce CastleFordyce AberdeenshireScotlandProbably built by Leiper
Item 12 of 14Late 1500sArnage House  AberdeenshireScotlandPerhaps built by Leiper
Item 13 of 14Late 1500s or early 1600sKeith HallInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandPossibly responsible for Z-plan tower house
Item 14 of 14c. 1600Udny Parish ChurchUdny Green AberdeenshireScotlandEarlier Chapel of the Holy Trinity or Christ's Kirk - no trace remains


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp29