Basic Site Details

Name: Abercairney
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Old house now demolished

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Abercairny  
Item 2 of 2Abercairny AbbeyYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 917371738Repair 
Item 2 of 917551758AdditionNew dining room - destroyed in early 19th century when the house was rebuilt.
Item 3 of 91797 Plans drawn upPlans for oval drawing room drawn up but not executed.
Item 4 of 91805 *After 1817ConstructionVarious phases of construction
Item 5 of 91817 Build/construction 
Item 6 of 91873   
Item 7 of 9Early 1800s Destruction/demolitionDemolition of old house
Item 8 of 91960 Destruction/demolitionDemolition of early 19th century house
Item 9 of 9After 1960 Build/constructionNew house

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 9John DouglasArchitectB17371738Extensive repairs
Item 2 of 9Charles FreebairnArchitect, WrightE17551759New dining room - destroyed when the house was rebuilt in the early 19th century
Item 3 of 9John PatersonArchitectA1797 Drew up plans for oval drawing room - not executed.
Item 4 of 9Richard CrichtonArchitectCc. 18051817Designed and commenced building of house (completed by R & R Dickson after Crichton's death)
Item 5 of 9R & R DicksonArchitectural practiceD1817 Completed original house (begun by Richard Crichton)
Item 6 of 9Richard DicksonArchitectD1817 Completed original house (begun by Richard Crichton)
Item 7 of 9Robert DicksonArchitectD1817 Completed original house (begun by Richard Crichton)
Item 8 of 9Robert Thornton ShiellsArchitect 1873 Addition of tower
Item 9 of 9The Hon Claud [Stephen] PhillimoreArchitect After 1960 New house

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 5Moray, Charles Home DrummondClient for 1873 addition
Item 2 of 5Moray, JamesFirst client for R & R Dickson work (died 1840)
Item 3 of 5Moray, JamesClient for John Douglas work
Item 4 of 5Moray, WilliamSecond client for R & R Dickson work (died 1850)
Item 5 of 5Stirling, Charles Moray (Colonel)Original client (died 1810)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University PressWork by Crichton and R & R Dickson
Item 2 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 7Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp133
Item 4 of 7Gow, Ian2006Scotland's Lost Houses London: Aurum Presspp 148-53
Item 5 of 7Neale, J P1823Views of SeatsFirst seres, vi  
Item 6 of 7Robinson, John Martin1983The Latest Country Houses   
Item 7 of 7RSA1873   798

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Country LifeMarch 1961  Issue for 9-16 March. Article by Mark Girouard

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 24/1/624 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 1017/22, 36 and 41