Basic Site Details

Name: Erchless Castle
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Kiltarlity
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41805 Build/constructionStables
Item 2 of 418141815Addition 
Item 3 of 41895  Alterations and new wing
Item 4 of 41899  Reconstruction of gables, offices and coach houses


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6James Smith D1805 Stables
Item 2 of 6Thomas MuirsonBuilderA18141815Designed and executed additions to castle including a new wing and colonnade, a portico and a bridge on the east approach.
Item 3 of 6Duncan CameronArchitectA1895 Alterations and new wing
Item 4 of 6Samuel Grant AlexanderArchitectA1895 Alterations and new wing - as assistant to Duncan Cameron
Item 5 of 6Cameron & BurnettArchitectural practiceB1899 Reconstruction of gables, offices and coach houses
Item 6 of 6James Russell BurnettArchitectB1899 Reconstruction of gables, offices and coach houses


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Chisholm, WilliamClient for Muirson work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Erchless Castle Home farm 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp165-6

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Inverness Courier8 October 1895   
Item 2 of 3Inverness Courier19 December 1899   
Item 3 of 3Scottish Georgian Society Bulletin1980  p36

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2NASSC Archives (Sc)SC 29/64/6p183 Account. Per Ierne Grant.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Samuel Grant Alexander: L v12 no719 (microfilm reel 33)