Basic Site Details

Name: Brechin Castle and gate lodge
Town, district or village: Brechin
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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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 9c. 1691 Alterations and additionsRemodelling
Item 2 of 916961698Alterations and additionsAlterations - forecourt and pavilions (since demolished). Office houses to NE 1697. Extension to NW wing 1698.
Item 3 of 91698 AdditionExtension of existing NW wing
Item 4 of 91701 Build/constructionParkland laid out
Item 5 of 917951797Alterations and additionsRemodelling of some rooms and new north wing
Item 6 of 91852 Build/constructionExtensive alterations and additions and west gatelodge
Item 7 of 918541862Alterations and additions 
Item 8 of 91863 Alterations and additionsAdditions to tower on S wing
Item 9 of 91981  Feasibility study for the restoration of roof structure.

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 13James Baine Hc. 1691 Remodelling
Item 2 of 13Alexander EdwardArchitectN16961698Alterations - forecourt and pavilions (since demolished). Office houses to NE 1697. Extension to NW wing 1698.
Item 3 of 13William WalkerWrightL1698 Extenison of existing NW wing
Item 4 of 13John BachopMasonM1698 Extenison of existing NW wing
Item 5 of 13Alexander EdwardArchitectK1701 Parkland laid out
Item 6 of 13Alexander LaingArchitectF17951797Remodelling of some rooms and new N wing
Item 7 of 13James BurnArchitect, BuilderC1807 Image Bridge over the South Esk River
Item 8 of 13Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceA1852 Extensive alterations and additions and west gate lodge
Item 9 of 13James Maitland WardropArchitectA1852 Extensive alterations and additions and west gate lodge
Item 10 of 13Thomas Brown IIArchitectA1852 Extensive alterations and additions and west gate lodge
Item 11 of 13John HendersonArchitectB18541862Alterations and additions
Item 12 of 13David BryceArchitectJ1863 Took over as architect after the death of John Henderson. Additions to tower on S wing
Item 13 of 13William Archibald Cadell  1981 Feasibility study for the restoration of roof structure.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Maule, William, Created Lord PanmureClient for Image Bridge
Item 2 of 2Maule, William, Ist Lord PanmureClient for Alexander Laing work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p20
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Forfarshire Illustrated1848Forfarshire Illustrated  p128 (illus)
Item 4 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalepp378-382

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life12 August 1971  Article by David Walker and John Dunbar
Item 2 of 2Country Life19 August 1971  Refers to Image Bridge

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register5030 
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22427 
Item 4 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 35166-8 
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection Drawings of 1863 (completed posthumously?)
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSList of works by John Henderson compiled by Mrs Elizabeth Stella Phillips