Basic Site Details

Name: Dower House, Braickley
Town, district or village: Ballater
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 1912 extension was one of the first works by Thomas Mawson & Sons.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Bracklay House  
Item 2 of 4Brackley House  
Item 3 of 4Braickley House  
Item 4 of 4House of GlenmuickYes 

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 21898   
Item 2 of 21912  Southwest wing


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 5Dan GibsonArchitectA1898  
Item 2 of 5Mawson & GibsonArchitectural practiceA1898  
Item 3 of 5Thomas Hayton MawsonGarden designer, Landscape architect, Town PlannerA1898  
Item 4 of 5Edward Prentice MawsonArchitect, Landscape architect, Town PlannerB1912 As successor to architectural role of Dan Gibson after Gibson's death. Southeast (or Southwest?) wing
Item 5 of 5Thomas H Mawson & SonsArchitectural practice, Landscape architect, Town PlannerB1912 Southeast (or Southwest?) wing


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Mackenzie, Sir AllanMawson & Gibson were recommended to Sir Allan Mackenzie by Sir William Cunliffe-Brooks of Glen Tanar who died in 1900. Their first work must therefore be before this date.
Item 2 of 2Mackenzie, Sir VictorClient for 1912 work.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Geddes, Jane2001Deeside and the Mearns: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIAS/Rutland Pressp131
Item 2 of 3Mawson, Thomas H1927The Life and Works of an English Landscape Architect  p208
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp64, 524

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)