Basic Site Details

Name: Douglas Castle
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Drawing and letter, 1872, in possession of the Earl of Home.

1894 refit of chapel was modelled on that of Sedding & Wilson at Welbeck Abbey; Wilson designed the fittings

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 817511761Build/construction 
Item 2 of 81767 Plans drawn upSurvey of Douglas Castle estate
Item 3 of 81791 Plans drawn upPlans for additions - not extecuted
Item 4 of 811 January 1872  Redecoration of drawing room - date of drawings
Item 5 of 81880s  Scheme for Chapel and Hall (last digit of date missing)
Item 6 of 81888  Chapel
Item 7 of 81894  Refitting of chapel
Item 8 of 81894 Design exhibitedReredos design

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 14John AdamArchitectC17511761
Item 2 of 14Charles RossArchitect, SurveyorG1767 Survey of Douglas Castle estate
Item 3 of 14James PlayfairArchitectH1791 Proposed additions - not executed
Item 4 of 14Owen JonesArchitect 1872 Redecoration of drawing room
Item 5 of 14Charles ReidArchitectB1880s Scheme for Chapel and Hall (last digit of date missing)
Item 6 of 14James Maitland WardropArchitectB1880s Scheme for Chapel and Hall (last digit of date missing)
Item 7 of 14Wardrop & ReidArchitectural practiceB1880s Scheme for Chapel and Hall (last digit of date missing)
Item 8 of 14James KerrArchitect 18851894Various works as Architect & Clerk of Works to the estate
Item 9 of 14George HendersonArchitectB1888 Chapel
Item 10 of 14Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceB1888 Chapel
Item 11 of 14Henry WilsonArchitect 1894 Refitting of chapel including reredos
Item 12 of 14James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderALate 1800s(?) Pulpit in chapel (undated drawing)
Item 13 of 14John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersALate 1800s(?) Pulpit in chapel (undated drawing)
Item 14 of 14Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderALate 1800s(?) Pulpit in chapel (undated drawing)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Home, Earl ofFor all work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Academy Architecture1894   p39
Item 2 of 7Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plate 135
Item 3 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 7Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1895   230 (reredos design by Henry Wilson)
Item 5 of 7Gow, Ian2006Scotland's Lost Houses London: Aurum Presspp 42-59
Item 6 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1894, no 1699
Item 7 of 7Hannan, Thomas1928Famous Scottish Houses  pp90-91

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7National Archives of Scotland (www.nas.gov.uk)National Register of ArchivesNRAS482/Box 8/Bundle 6 
Item 2 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library Copy of drawing and letter, dated 1872, in possession of the Earl of Home
Item 3 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive For Wilson work. Also Wardrop & Reid scheme LAD 28/24. Owen jones drawings LAD 28/58, 47/48-57
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection LAD/28
Item 5 of 7Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material For Henderson & Wilson work
Item 6 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Kerr: L v18 no1382
Item 7 of 7The HirselThe Hirsel plans Including Playfair plans