Basic Site Details

Name: Glamis Castle
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
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Notes: Gates in walled garden by Alexander Sinclair 1868. Lion finials carved by M W Stephens c.2000.

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 141681 Build/constructionSatyr Gate
Item 2 of 141701 CompletionCompletion of new work as harling being carried out.
Item 3 of 14c. 1747 Plans drawn upDesigns for monumental stables and offices- perhaps by Roger Morris
Item 4 of 141763 Plans drawn upFor remodelling Great tower and wings
Item 5 of 14c. 1775 Build/constructionWest wing - construction begun
Item 6 of 1418501853 Formation of new dining room and kitchen, together with furnishing: James Anderson, clerk of works; Ralph, plasterer; Richardson, woodwork; John Brown, glass stainer; William and Cuthbert Burnup, furnishing, all of Newcastle
Item 7 of 14c. 1850  Garden house
Item 8 of 141856 AdditionChimneypiece from Gibbside in billiard room which may date from John Dobson's alterations there.
Item 9 of 1418661869Build/constructionProposals for large new wing - not built - but 3 bays in range to E of kitchen block built. Gateways tp walled garden 1866
Item 10 of 1418661868Build/constructionBrick-walled garden
Item 11 of 1418891901 South range alterations and additions
Item 12 of 1418921893 Dutch garden designed
Item 13 of 1418951896 Internal alterations to the Great Tower
Item 14 of 141903 Alterations and additionsLibrary dating from the 1770s was lavishly remodelled.

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 14Alexander CrawMasonK1681 Satyr gate
Item 2 of 14John SharresMasonB1701 Employed harling castle - indicating new work complete by this date
Item 3 of 14Roger MorrisArchitectDc. 1747 Monumental stables and offices - possibly by Morris
Item 4 of 14John CarrArchitectG1763 Prepared designs for remodelling Great tower and wings
Item 5 of 14George PatersonArchitectCc. 1775 West wing
Item 6 of 14Thomas LiddellArchitect 18501853Formation of new dining room and kitchen, together with furnishing: James Anderson, clerk of works; Ralph, plasterer; Richardson, woodwork; John Brown, glass stainer; William and Cuthbert Burnup, furnishing, all of Newcastle
Item 7 of 14James AndersonArchitectB1850 Formation of new dining room and kitchen, together with furnishing: James Anderson, clerk of works; Ralph, plasterer; Richardson, woodwork; John Brown, glass stainer; William and Cuthbert Burnup, furnishing, all of Newcastle
Item 8 of 14John DobsonArchitectA1856 Chimneypiece from Gibbside in billiard room which may date from John Dobson's alterations there.
Item 9 of 14Archibald FowlerLandscape architectA18661868Large brick-walled garden
Item 10 of 14Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceA18661869Proposals for large new wing - not built - but 3 bays in range to E of kitchen block built. Gateways to walled garden (1866)
Item 11 of 14James Maitland WardropArchitectA18661869Proposals for large new wing - not built - but 3 bays in range to E of kitchen block built. Gateways to walled garden (1866)
Item 12 of 14Thomas Brown IIArchitectA18661869Proposals for large new wing - not built - but 3 bays in range to E of kitchen block built. Gateways to walled garden (1866)
Item 13 of 14James A FergusonArchitect 18891901South east range alterations and additions. Also internal alterations to the great tower
Item 14 of 14Arthur CastingsArchitect 18921893Dutch garden designed

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Strathmore, 9th Earl of (d.1776)Client for 1775 addition of west wing

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalepp502, 507, 509, 510, 511, 513
Item 2 of 2Slade, Harry Gordon2000Glamis Castle  p63-64 (Paterson work), p75-8 and 73 (also p 73 for Dutch garden), pp67-71 (new dining room and kitchen), pp56-7 (Roger Morris designs)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glamis CastleGlamis Castle Archive - plans  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register11701 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library NMRS library copy of letter from Harry Gordon Slade to Helen Smailes about Liddell work