Basic Site Details

Name: Dalquharran Castle
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Castle style.

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 417821785Build/constructionor 1789-90? (Colvin)
Item 2 of 428 February 1880  Two schemes for additions (drawings dated) - not built to their designs
Item 3 of 41881  Wings added
Item 4 of 41971 Destruction/demolitionGutted except for the offices

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 8James AdamArchitectB17821785Colvin gives 1789-90
Item 2 of 8R & J AdamArchitectural practiceB17821785Colvin gives 1789-90
Item 3 of 8Robert AdamArchitectB17821785Colvin gives 1789-90
Item 4 of 8Hugh CairncrossArchitectC17821785Supervised construction
Item 5 of 8Charles ReidArchitectA1879 Two schemes for additions - not built to their designs
Item 6 of 8James Maitland WardropArchitectA1879 Two schemes for additions - not built to their designs
Item 7 of 8Wardrop & ReidArchitectural practiceA1879 Two schemes for additions - not built to their designs
Item 8 of 8Walker & SonArchitectural practiceA1881 Wings added. Buildings of Scotland indicates the Wardrop & Reid designs were executed.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Kennedy, Thomas of DunureHis wife was Jean Adam, Robert Adam's niece.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp273-4
Item 2 of 2Millar, A H1885Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country Life22 August 1974  pp494-5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Dalquharran HouseDalquharran drawings Original drawings
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register125 
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD27/7/323Papers relative to building Dalquharran House to designs by Robert Adam , 1787-90
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies AYD 70/26-32
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection