Basic Site Details

Name: Place of Tillyfour
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Oyne
Grid ref:
Notes: Garden by Gertrude Jekyll.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Place of TilliefourYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5   Entrance gates (date not known)
Item 2 of 51626  Building dated
Item 3 of 518851886 Reconstruction
Item 4 of 51897  Alterations and additions - especially to interior
Item 5 of 519932003Refurbishment 


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 12(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect   Entrance gates (date not known)
Item 2 of 12James Leiper J16261627May have been responsible for the original 17th century building
Item 3 of 12Leiper FamilyMasonK16261627May have been responsible as it is a simple example of the group of castle associated with the Leiper family.
Item 4 of 12(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18851886Reconstruction
Item 5 of 12(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectA18851886Clerk of Works for reconstruction under Wardrop
Item 6 of 12George Washington BrowneArchitectA18851886Reconstruction
Item 7 of 12Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectA18851886Reconstruction
Item 8 of 12Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceA1885 Reconstruction
Item 9 of 12Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB1897 Alterations and additions - especially to interior
Item 10 of 12George WilsonArchitectB1897 Alterations and additions - especially to interior
Item 11 of 12Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB1897 Alterations and additions - especially to interior
Item 12 of 12Leslie F HunterArchitectD19932003Refurbishment


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp702-4
Item 2 of 4Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p 148
Item 3 of 4Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 313
Item 4 of 4Tooley, Michael and Arnander, Primrose1995Gertrude Jekyll: Essays on the Life of a Working Amateur Witton-le-Wear: Michaelmass Booksp204

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register16136 
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon's University ArchiveCollection of plans, manuscripts etc Large collection of drawings, mainly interior details, for alterations and additions, 1897, by Sydney Mitchell