Basic Site Details

Name: Falkland Palace
Town, district or village: Falkland
City or county: Fife
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 10   Restoration of chapel (not executed?)
Item 2 of 10  Alteration/conversionConversion of part of the Palace into private quarters for Major Crichton Stuart.
Item 3 of 1015381539Build/constructionSouth quarter/south front
Item 4 of 101699 Plans drawn upDrawings made
Item 5 of 10After 1887  Excavation, restoration, consolidation and re-decoration begun (chapel and domestic buildings)
Item 6 of 1018891890 Frame measured palace with a view to its restoration
Item 7 of 10c. 1890  Restoration of cross house and wall enclosing palace garden and stables. Palace Walk and gates etc
Item 8 of 101904  Chapel: altar, retable, footpace and credence table (made by Millar)
Item 9 of 101906  Chapel: tapestries hung
Item 10 of 101956  Alterations to first floor room of cross-house; also decoration of King James V room

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 15John HoustonArchitect   Restoration of chapel
Item 2 of 15(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectF  Conversion of part of the Palace into private quarters for Major Crichton Stuart.
Item 3 of 15Frank SprosonArchitectF  Conversion of part of the Palace into private quarters for Major Crichton Stuart.
Item 4 of 15Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceF  Conversion of part of the Palace into private quarters for Major Crichton Stuart.
Item 5 of 15James Black S15381539South quarter/south front
Item 6 of 15Alexander EdwardArchitectG1699 Made a 'draught of the Low palace at Falkland'.
Item 7 of 15John KinrossArchitectAAfter 1887 Excavation, restoration, consolidation and re-decoration begun (chapel and domestic buildings)
Item 8 of 15William FrameArchitect 18891890Palace measurement with a view to restoration
Item 9 of 15Hamilton More NisbettArchitectA|BAfter 1889Before 1896Restoration - as apprentice/assistant to John Kinross
Item 10 of 15David StorrarArchitectH1890 Palace Walk, gates etc
Item 11 of 15John KinrossArchitectBc. 1891 Restoration of cross house and walls enclosing palace garden and stables. Restoration ot real tennis court. Also restoration of chapel, Campbell Smith executed work.
Item 12 of 15Robert Weir SchultzArchitectC1895 * Unspecified work
Item 13 of 15William McClellandArchitectC1895 Unspecified work - as draughtsman to R W Schultz
Item 14 of 15Robert Weir SchultzArchitectD19041906Chapel: altar, retable, footpace, credence table, and hanging of tapestries
Item 15 of 15Walter Schomberg Hepburne ScottArchitect 1956 Alterations to first floor room of cross-house; also decoration of King James V room

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Atholl, 2nd MarquessHerediatry keeper of the Palace and cleint for the Alexander Edward work.
Item 2 of 4Bute, 3rd Marquess ofClient for Kinross work
Item 3 of 4Crichton-Stuart, Lord NinianClient for Robert Weir Schultz work
Item 4 of 4Crichton-Stuart, Major MichaelClient for restoration of chapel and other work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburgh 
Item 2 of 7Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p214-5, 225 (also p216 for Schomberg Scott work)
Item 3 of 7Hannah, Rosemary 2021The Grand Designer: Third Marquis of Bute Birlinnp294, 304
Item 4 of 7Kinross, John Notes on the Palace and Castle of Falkland 1892-1898   
Item 5 of 7Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp86
Item 6 of 7Stamp, Gavin1981Robert Weir Schultz, Architect, and his work for the Marquesses of Bute  London: The Curwen Press / Mount Stuartpp25 & 32
Item 7 of 7Taylor, Kristina and Peel, Robert1021Passion, plants and patronage: 300 years of Bute Family Landscapes Artifice Booksp128

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS QuarterlyAugust 1953no 93Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p39 (Restoration of chapel)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Charter Room, Blair Castle ArchivesDrawings and Manuscripts CollectionBox 41, iv, 3 
Item 2 of 5Courtesy of Frank SprosonCorrespondence with Yvonne Hillyard, 2011  
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8798 
Item 4 of 5Mount StuartBute Archives Letter books 1904-08
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Hamilton More Nisbett: L v19 no1485