Basic Site Details

Name: Kildrummy Mansion House
Town, district or village: Kildrummy
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: This house has been built of a light cream-coloured sandstone found on the site. Within the perlieus are the ruins of one of the largest Scottish castles, at one time belonging to King Robert I. Kildrummy is now the property of Mr James Ogston, Aberdeen, and is a well-known sporting estate situated in the upper valley of the Don. The architect is Mr A Marshall Mackenzie ARSA, Aberdeen. [Building News 15 March 1901 Page 363]

Rock gardens laid out in old quarry by firm of Japanese landscape architects and planted by nurseryman Backhouse of York under the direction of David Peary of York.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kildrummy Castle HotelYes 

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 218971900  
Item 2 of 21900 Design 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 1Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitect 18971900Also Brig o' Balgownie on estate


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ogston, Colonel James 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1900 part 1 pp94, 95
Item 2 of 4RSA1900   524
Item 3 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp595-6
Item 4 of 4Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p78

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News15 March 1901  p363 with plan and illustration by T Raffles Davison

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9099 
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9100Bridge over Back Den