Basic Site Details

Name: Cessnock Castle
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41720 Repair 
Item 2 of 41801 Alterations and additions(?) 
Item 3 of 41890  Drawings dated
Item 4 of 41891  Design for reconstruction exhibited


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 5David HamiltonArchitectAc. 1801  
Item 2 of 5William Atkinson RailtonArchitect Before 1890 Alterations
Item 3 of 5Thomas Greenshields LeadbetterArchitect 1891 Design for reconstruction exhibited
Item 4 of 5John Joseph RailtonArchitectGc. 1907 Unspecified work
Item 5 of 5James WilliamsonMasonH1920 Repairs


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Hunter, AndrewClient for David Hamilton work
Item 2 of 3Polwarth, LordClient for 1720s work
Item 3 of 3Portland, Duke ofClient for 1890s work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1894   p65
Item 2 of 6Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp218-219
Item 3 of 6Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue EdinburghUnspecified work at Castle. Catalogue No 425
Item 4 of 6Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of GlasgowPlans illustrated - not quite as built.
Item 5 of 6MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  vol IV, p245
Item 6 of 6RSA1891   503 (Leadbetter designs)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copy of plans from Strathclyde Archives AYD 42/4-11 (these appear to be survey drawings)