Basic Site Details

Name: Drummond Castle
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Muthill
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 716291630Alterations and additionsCarried out some work including sundial (dated 1630)
Item 2 of 71828 Design exhibitedUnexecuted proposals for reconstruction as Romanesque castle exhibited at RA
Item 3 of 71843 Design exhibitedDesign for restoration by Kennedy
Item 4 of 71851 Design exhibitedDesign for Drummind Castle and Garden (Kennedy)
Item 5 of 7Before 1868  Restoration of tower house
Item 6 of 71878  Alterations and remodelling
Item 7 of 7After 1887Before 1910 Additions


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 7John MylneMasonE16291630Carried out some work including an elaborate facted sundial in the garden (dated 1630)
Item 2 of 7(Sir) Charles BarryArchitectA1827 or 1828 Unexecuted proposals for reconstruction as Romanesque castle, updating earlier scheme by William Stark. Barry visited the site on September 1827.
Item 3 of 7(Sir) Charles BarryArchitectBBefore 1828(?) Probably advised Lewis Kennedy on restoration of formal gardens
Item 4 of 7George Penrose KennedyArchitect 18421853Restoration of tower house and additions to mansion house
Item 5 of 7George Turnbull EwingArchitectC1878 Alterations and remodelling
Item 6 of 7William FinlaysonArchitectDAfter 1890Before 1910Addition - presumably as assistant to G T Ewing
Item 7 of 7George Turnbull EwingArchitectD1899 Addition


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 4Burrell, Peter later Lord d'Eresby WilloughbyRestoration of tower house 1842-53
Item 2 of 4d'Eresby, Gilbert 25th Lord Willoughby and Ist Earl of AncasterClient for 1899 work
Item 3 of 4d'Eresby, Lady Clementina WilloughbyClient for 1878 work
Item 4 of 4Perth, 2nd Earl ofCleint for John Mylne work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 8Blisset, David Veneerer-in-chief to the Nobility: Sir Charles Barry's Country Houses Airs, M (ed): The Victorian Great Housep56
Item 3 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 8Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp318-320
Item 5 of 8Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1843, no 1200; 1851, 249
Item 6 of 8Jamieson, Fiona1993Drummond Castle Gardens  illustration p12
Item 7 of 8MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  vlume v, pp417-8
Item 8 of 8Mylne, R S The Master Masons to the Crown of Scotland  p114

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Garden History201442.1 Bradney, Jane (2014) 'The Gardens of Sir Charles Barry' pp49, 52-53

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18042 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Finlayson: L v1 no79 (microfilm reel 29)