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Basic Site Details

Name: Dunecht House (including chapel)
Town, district or village: Echt
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
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Status:  
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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 81820 ConstructionHouse and south lodge
Item 2 of 81859  Large additions and gates at south lodge
Item 3 of 81877 Design exhibitedDesign for library
Item 4 of 818771881Build/constructionHouse enlarged and altered including chapel.
Item 5 of 8March 1901 Contracts advertisedAlterations
Item 6 of 819131920 Additions comprising boilerhouse wing, gates and lodges (northeast and northwest), terraces, loggia and gazebo
Item 7 of 819241925 Main gates in Dunecht village
Item 8 of 8After 1928  Some internal remodelling and redecoration of chapel

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 11John SmithArchitect 1820 Original house and possibly offices, south lodge
Item 2 of 11J & W SmithArchitectural practiceA1859 Large additions
Item 3 of 11William Smith IIArchitectA1859 Large additions and probably gates at south lodge
Item 4 of 11George Edmund StreetArchitect 18771881Enlarged and altered, including chapel
Item 5 of 11George Bennett MitchellArchitectB1900 Alterations (under Davidson & Garden)
Item 6 of 11(Sir) Aston Webb & E Ingress BellArchitectural practiceD19131917Additions comprising boilerhouse wing, gates and lodges (northeast and northwest), terraces, loggia and gazebo
Item 7 of 11Aston WebbArchitectD19131917Additions comprising boilerhouse wing, gates and lodges (northeast and northwest), terraces, loggia and gazebo
Item 8 of 11Edward Ingress BellArchitectD19131917Additions comprising boilerhouse wing, gates and lodges (northeast and northwest), terraces, loggia and gazebo
Item 9 of 11James Brown NicolArchitectE19241932Some internal remodelling and redecoration of chapel; western gates (some undertaken by Kelly in private capacity after his retirement), Main Gates in Dunecht Village
Item 10 of 11Kelly & NicolArchitectural practiceE19241932Some internal remodelling and redecoration of chapel; western gates (some undertaken by Kelly in private capacity after his retirement), Main Gates in Dunecht Village
Item 11 of 11William KellyArchitectE19241932Some internal remodelling and redecoration of chapel; western gates (some undertaken by Kelly in private capacity after his retirement), Main gates in Dunecht Village

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Cowdray, Lord and Lady1913-20 work
Item 2 of 4Crawford and Balcarres, Earl of1859 additions
Item 3 of 4Forbes, WilliamOriginal house
Item 4 of 4Pirie, A C1900 alterations

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 10Dunecht Estate, Cottages including The Terrace and Greentree LodgeGreentree Lodge is B Listed.
Item 2 of 10Dunecht Estate, Gardener's bothy and cottages for workmen 
Item 3 of 10Dunecht Estate, Lodge 
Item 4 of 10Dunecht House, North Lodges 
Item 5 of 10Dunecht House, South Lodge 
Item 6 of 10Dunecht House, stables 
Item 7 of 10Dunecht House, Tower Lodges and Boathouse 
Item 8 of 10Dunecht House, West Lodge 
Item 9 of 10Dunecht, Estate Offices and Hall 
Item 10 of 10Porte cochere from Dunecht reerected as garden ornament 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1877, no 1094
Item 2 of 5RSA1924   503, 507, 508
Item 3 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp460, 462-466
Item 4 of 5Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p161
Item 5 of 5Simpson, W Douglas A tribute offered by the University of Aberdeen to the memory of William Kelly LLD ARSA  p7

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Press and Journal2 July 1900   
Item 2 of 3Building News13 December 1867  page 871
Item 3 of 3Building News29 March 1901  p458 - contracts

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen UniversityAberdeen University Archives Plans and sketches dated December 1924 for Main Gates
Item 2 of 6Dunecht Estate OfficeDunecht House Plans For Webb & Bell work and earlier alterations and Kelly alterations. Plans for tower lodge and boathouse dated 5 December 1922
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3130Main gates in Dunecht Village (B Listed)
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3133House
Item 5 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3136Gazebo
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  

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© All rights reserved. The Building News [London], Vol. 14,  13 Dec. 1867, page 871 

© All rights reserved. The Building News [London], Vol. 14, 13 Dec. 1867, page 871