Basic Site Details

Name: Floors Castle
Town, district or village: Kelso
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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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 417211726Build/construction 
Item 2 of 418371847 Remodelling for 6th Duke of Roxburghe; also west lodge
Item 3 of 4c. 1843  North Lodge
Item 4 of 419281929 Entrance gates and lodge

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 AdamArchitectB17211726 
Item 2 of 6Thomas WinterMasonA1726 Working as a mason for William Adam.
Item 3 of 6William Henry PlayfairArchitectA18371847Remodelling for 6th Duke of Roxburghe; also west lodge
Item 4 of 6William NotmanArchitectA1837 Drawings possibly by Notman (for Playfair's remodelling)
Item 5 of 6James HoggArchitect c. 1843 North Lodge
Item 6 of 6Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 19281929Entrance gate and lodge

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Roxburghe, 1st Duke ofClient for William Adam building
Item 2 of 2Roxburghe, 6th DukeClient for 1830s remodelling

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plates 48-49
Item 2 of 6Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp767 (Playfair)
Item 3 of 6Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 59 & 285-8; pl 69
Item 4 of 6Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp53, plates 51, 52
Item 5 of 6RSA1932   660
Item 6 of 6Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p116

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life11 May 1978   
Item 2 of 2Country Life18 May 1978   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh University LibraryPlans23Playfair drawings
Item 2 of 7Floors Castle, Charter RoomDocuments Building Accounts
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35811Gates and gate lodges
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10480Main building
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 6a
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie: F no2574 (box 8)