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Basic Site Details

Name: Cortachy Castle
Town, district or village: Kirriemuir
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Parish: Cortachy and Clova
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Sundial on SE tower 2002 by Harber dDesigns to commemorate the golden wedding anniversary of David, 13th Earl of Airlie and Virginia Ryan.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101696 Alterations and additions 
Item 2 of 1017871790AdditionLarge additions - including extension to the end of the north jamb
Item 3 of 1018201821Alterations and additionsRemodelled house with crenellated porch and relocated stair. New stairhall.
Item 4 of 1018681869 Refitting of library and other alterations and proposals for new wing
Item 5 of 101870 Alterations and additionsExtensive additions (mainly removed by subsequent alterations), including drawing room
Item 6 of 10September 1883  Fire
Item 7 of 1013 December 188427 May 1885 Rebuilding after fire - plans dated
Item 8 of 10c. 1900  Bryce's additions demolished
Item 9 of 101933  Additions (door in garden wall)
Item 10 of 1019491951Alterations and additionsRemodelling removing much of Bryce's work

People

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 12Tobias Bachop, Bauchop or BaakMasonJ1696 Alterations
Item 2 of 12Richard Hogg H17871790Large additions - including extension to the end of the north jamb
Item 3 of 12R & R DicksonArchitectural practiceE18201821Remodelled house with crenellated porch and relocated stair. New stairhall.
Item 4 of 12Richard DicksonArchitectE18201821Remodelled house with crenellated porch and relocated stair. New stairhall.
Item 5 of 12Robert DicksonArchitectE18201821Remodelled house with crenellated porch and relocated stair. New stairhall.
Item 6 of 12Philip Speakman WebbArchitect 18681869Refitting of library and other alterations and proposals for new wing
Item 7 of 12David BryceArchitectA18701872Extensive additions (mainly removed by subsequent alterations), including drawing room
Item 8 of 12Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1884 Rebuilding after fire
Item 9 of 12John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1884 Rebuilding after fire
Item 10 of 12Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB1884 Rebuilding after fire
Item 11 of 12Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectC1933  
Item 12 of 12Philip TildenArchitectH19491951Remodelling removing much of Bryce's work

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Airlie, 8th Earl of10th according to Act of Reversal
Item 2 of 3Airlie, 8th Earl ofClient for R & R Dickson work
Item 3 of 3Airlie, 9th Earl of11th according to Act of Reversal - rebuilding after fire

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Dakers, Caroline2000Castles in the air: Philip Webb's rejected commission for the Earl and Countess of Airliev43Architectural History, v43, 2000, pp271-280 
Item 2 of 11Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep429-430
Item 3 of 11Girouard, Mark1963Cortachy Castle2 May 1963Country Life 
Item 4 of 11Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 5 of 11Jones1830Views of Scottish Seats   
Item 6 of 11Kirk, Sheila2005Philip Webb: Pioneer of Arts & Crafts Architecture Chichester: John Wiley & Sonsp182
Item 7 of 11MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  Plans
Item 8 of 11Millar, A H1890The Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland: Perthshire and Forfarshire  pp307-27
Item 9 of 11Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp52
Item 10 of 11RSA1872    
Item 11 of 11Scottish Field    May 1964

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect11 November 1871VI p245
Item 2 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4831 
Item 2 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits Airlie Papers, GD 16/26 and 29A
Item 3 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 16/34/272; 16/27/446;  
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 5167/1-3 
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1880/51/3
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 7 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection AND 785/1-10 (Peddie & Kinnear drawings)

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