Basic Site Details

Name: Slains Castle
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Slains
Grid ref:
Notes: Now in ruins. Bridge House remains. Sir William Cunliffe-Brooks recommended Mawson and therefore Mawson's work must have been begun by 1900 which is when Sir William died.

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 218361837Reconstruction 
Item 2 of 2Before 1899  architectural and garden work, including an 'architectural carriage court'


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 4John SmithArchitect 18361837Complete remodelling
Item 2 of 4Dan GibsonArchitectABefore 1899 Architectural work including an 'architectural carriage court' in association with garden work by Mawson
Item 3 of 4Mawson & GibsonArchitectural practiceABefore 1899 Garden work and garden buildings
Item 4 of 4Thomas Hayton MawsonGarden designer, Landscape architect, Town PlannerABefore 1899 Garden work


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Errol, 17th EarlOriginal house
Item 2 of 2Erroll, Lord 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Mawson, Thomas H1927The Life and Works of an English Landscape Architect  p54
Item 2 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp41, 147
Item 3 of 3Waymark, Janet2009Thomas Mawson: Life, Gardens and Landscape Frances Lincoln Ltd. Londonp232

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder7 August 1852X p506 - obituary of John Smith

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Information courtesy of Graeme More who has specialist knowledge of Dan GibsonInformation via website (from Graeme More)