Basic Site Details

Name: Thirlestane Castle
Town, district or village: Lauder
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Lauder
Status: A Listed
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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 5c. 1670c. 1677Reconstruction 
Item 2 of 518401844AdditionAddition of wings and alterations
Item 3 of 5Before 1878  Repairs and alterations
Item 4 of 51887  Burial vault
Item 5 of 519761985Restoration 


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 15(Sir) William Bruce ArchitectHc. 1670c. 1677Supervised remodelling for Robert Mylne
Item 2 of 15Robert MylneMasonJc. 1670c. 1677Remodelling
Item 3 of 15David BryceArchitectA18401844Addition of wings - begun by Burn, probably partly designed by Bryce; may have been completed in partnership
Item 4 of 15William BurnArchitectA18401844Addition of wings - begun by Burn, probably partly designed by Bryce; may have been completed in partnership
Item 5 of 15Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceA1844 Completion of additions - begun by Burn, probably partly designed by Bryce; may have been completed in partnership
Item 6 of 15David BryceArchitectCBefore 1876 Repairs and alterations
Item 7 of 15D & J BryceArchitectural practiceCBefore 1878 Repairs and alterations
Item 8 of 15John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectCBefore 1878 Repairs and alterations
Item 9 of 15Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1887 Burial vault
Item 10 of 15John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1887 Burial vault
Item 11 of 15Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceB1887 Burial vault
Item 12 of 15Crichton Walker Lang G19761985Restoration. Partner in charge.
Item 13 of 15Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceG19761984Restoration.
Item 14 of 15Mike S Harris G19761985Restoration. Job architect.
Item 15 of 15Crichton Lang, Willis & GallowayArchitectural practiceG19841985Restoration.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lauderdale, 9th Earl ofClient for Burn and Bryce work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p67
Item 2 of 6Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp719
Item 3 of 6Dunbar, John G1975The Building Activities of the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, 1670-82 Archaeological Journal, cxxxii 
Item 4 of 6Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 5 of 6MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  iv, pp334-339
Item 6 of 6Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp190-1

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life11 August 1983  Issue covers 11-18 August
Item 2 of 2RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8203 
Item 2 of 5Mount StuartBute Archives Drawing of 1840 additions
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1880/40/1
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection