Basic Site Details

Name: Darnaway Castle
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Information from the Earl of Moray to DMW.

Ironwork on east lodge gates by Francis Morton & Co. ironfounders

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91795 RepairRepairs to roof of great hall of medieval building
Item 2 of 917961797Plans prepared, construction not yet begunFor improvements and additions
Item 3 of 918021812Build/constructionCastellated house - incoporating medieval hall (tower demolished except Great hall)
Item 4 of 91878  Keeper's house and kennels
Item 5 of 9Before 1886  Repairs to Earl Randolph's Hall
Item 6 of 91900  Alterations including Dutch garden, gatepiers and interior works, restoration of Randolph's Hall
Item 7 of 91918 AdditionArts & Crafts veranda
Item 8 of 919271928Build/constructionNorth gateway to walled garden
Item 9 of 91978 Restoration 

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 15Alexander Stronach C1795 Repairs to roof of great hall of medieval building
Item 2 of 15Alexander LaingArchitectB17961797Plans drawn up for improvements and additions
Item 3 of 15Alexander LaingArchitectB18021812Castellated house - incoporating medieval hall
Item 4 of 15A & W ReidArchitectural practiceA1878 Keeper's house and kennels
Item 5 of 15Alexander ReidArchitectA1878 Keeper's house and kennels
Item 6 of 15William ReidArchitectA1878 Keeper's house and kennels
Item 7 of 15Andrew Kerr (senior)Architect Before 1886 Repairs to Earl Randolph's Hall
Item 8 of 15Francis William DeasArchitect 1900 Alterations including Dutch garden, gatepiers and interior works, restoration of Randolph's Hall
Item 9 of 15Francis William DeasArchitectJ1918 Arts & Crafts veranda
Item 10 of 15(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19271928North gateway to walled garden
Item 11 of 15John Fraser MatthewArchitectK19271928North gate wo walled garden
Item 12 of 15Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceK19271928North gateway to walled garden
Item 13 of 15Jack BuchananArchitectE1970s Job architect
Item 14 of 15Andrew P K WrightArchitectE1978 Restoration - job architect in succession to Jack Buchanan
Item 15 of 15Law & Dunbar-Nasmith E1978 Restoration.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Mopray Estates Development CoClient for 1978 work
Item 2 of 2Moray, Earl of 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p70
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Forman, Sheila1967Scottish Country Houses and Castles  pp141-143
Item 4 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp445, 448, 532-533, 535-536

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5DMW ArchiveFrancis Deas Notes by Simon Green  
Item 2 of 5Earl of Moray, DarnawayMoray ArchivesVolume vi, box 18Extracts from Moray Box 18, volume 6, no 701
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2285Walled garden, gates and gatepiers (B Listed)
Item 4 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2286Keeper's house and kennels
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR D/6