Basic Site Details

Name: Dunbeath Castle
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
Parish: Latheron
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Stable Court is B listed. Also walled gardens and garden pavilion.

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 5  Destruction/demolitionThomas Hamilton's addition demolished.
Item 2 of 518511852 Additions
Item 3 of 518571858Addition 
Item 4 of 51881  First phase of work on castle; walled gardens and garden pavilion
Item 5 of 51907  House further baronialised

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 6William LeslieArchitect 18511852Additions
Item 2 of 6Thomas HamiltonArchitectC18571858Addition.
Item 3 of 6D & J BryceArchitectural practiceA1881 First phase of work on castle; walled gardens and garden pavilion. Possibly also stable court
Item 4 of 6John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectA1881 First phase of work on castle; walled gardens and garden pavilion. Possibly also stable court
Item 5 of 6D & J BryceArchitectural practiceB1907 House further baronialised
Item 6 of 6John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))ArchitectB1907 House further baronialised

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Scott, W S Thomson, of FreswickAccording to RSA
Item 2 of 3Sinclair of Freswick 
Item 3 of 3Sinclair, Mrs, of FreswickClient for Hamilton additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 7Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghp18
Item 3 of 7Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp116n
Item 4 of 7Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 5 of 7MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland   
Item 6 of 7Miller, D B1979Caithness Field Club Bulletinvol 2, no 5, 1979, pp146-49  
Item 7 of 7RSA1882   922 - D & J Bryce design for re-baronialising the house

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7937 
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7936 
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD136/1032 Account 10 January 1852 for plans and additions due to William leslie
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 136/604/40 
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Photos of drawings signed 'TH'