Basic Site Details

Name: Crathes Castle
Town, district or village: Crathes
City or county: Aberdeenshire/Kincardineshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61590s Build/constructionUpper storeys
Item 2 of 61880 Design exhibitedDesign for dining room
Item 3 of 61896 AdditionLarge family wing added, gallery restored
Item 4 of 61930  Restoration of Great Hall
Item 5 of 624 May 1952 *  Opened to public
Item 6 of 619 December 1952 * Alteration/conversionNational Trust for Scotland to spend £1,500 on 'improving' Crathes Castle (Per Builder ref, 26 Dec 1952, p957)

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 13George James WalkerArchitectB  Garden layout - date unknown
Item 2 of 13Thomas DuncanArchitectB  Garden layout - date unknown
Item 3 of 13Walker & DuncanArchitectural practiceB  Garden layout - date unknown
Item 4 of 13A & J MainArchitectural practice, EngineersH  Iron gates
Item 5 of 13Bell FamilyMasonK1590s Possibly responsible for upper storeys
Item 6 of 13William FlockhartArchitectD1880 As assistant to William Wallace - alterations including dining room and refitting hall (largely eradicated since) and the hall window which is still extant
Item 7 of 13William WallaceArchitectD1880 Alterations including dining room and refitting hall (largely eradicated since) and the hall window which is still extant
Item 8 of 13Alexander BrownArchitectA1896 Large family wing added, gallery restored
Item 9 of 13Brown & WattArchitectural practiceA1896 Large family wing added, gallery restored
Item 10 of 13George WattArchitectA1896 Large family wing added, gallery restored
Item 11 of 13[James] Fenton ('Tony') WynessArchitect 1930 Restoration of the Great Hall
Item 12 of 13Leslie F HunterArchitectG20052006Conversion of steading court for cafe.
Item 13 of 13Leslie F Hunter Architects G20052006Conversion of steading court for cafe.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Burnett, James, Sir, of LeysClient for 1930 restoration of Great Hall
Item 2 of 2National Trust for Scotland1952, alterations for 'improvement'

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1880, no 1115
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp438, 442-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder23 May 1952  p792
Item 2 of 3Builder26 December 1952  p957
Item 3 of 3People's Journal16 March 1974   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Archive held by the family of William FlockhartWatercolour of castle  
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBrown and Watt Scrapbook p81, 103
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original drawings (Wlaker & Duncan work)
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Fenton Wyness: F no4140 (box 33)