Basic Site Details

Name: Wemyss Castle
Town, district or village: East Wemyss
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 816691672AdditionContract dated 1669
Item 2 of 81874  New gallery, parapets and other alterations (demolished in the 1950s)
Item 3 of 81897  Undercroft remodelled as chapel (Scheme for new entrance not executed). West entrance gateway, Dysart Lodge (HS claim this might be by Lorimer)
Item 4 of 818 September 1897  St Mary Star of the Sea Chapel dedicated
Item 5 of 8c. 1930  Restoration begun (removal of Peddie & Kinnear's additions)
Item 6 of 8c. 1950  Restoration completed
Item 7 of 81954  Proposed alterations and additions
Item 8 of 8Before 1954 RestorationRestoration. Removal of Peddie & Kinnear additions

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 9Robert MylneMasonB16691672Addition
Item 2 of 9Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA1874 New gallery, parapets and other alterations
Item 3 of 9John Dick PeddieArchitectA1874 New gallery, parapets and other alterations
Item 4 of 9Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA1874 New gallery, parapets and other alterations
Item 5 of 9(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1897 Undercroft remodelled as chapel (Scheme for new entrance not executed). West entrance gateway, Dysart Lodge (HS claim this might be by Lorimer) and East Lodge which seems more certain
Item 6 of 9Stewart TodArchitect 1930s  
Item 7 of 9Alexander Stewart TodArchitect c. 1930c. 1950Restoration - design by Ian G Lindsay. Removal of Peddie & Kinnear additions
Item 8 of 9Ian Gordon LindsayArchitect Before 1950 Proposed alterations and additions - executed by Stewart Tod
Item 9 of 9Oliver Falvey HillArchitect 1954 Proposed alterations and additions - not executed

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Wemyss, 2nd Earl ofClient for Robert Mylne addition
Item 2 of 3Wemyss, Captain MichaelRestoration work by Alexander Stewart Tod
Item 3 of 3Wemyss, Mrs Millicent ErskineNew gallery, parapets and other 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 1Wemyss Castle gate lodgeSavage says the scheme was not executed but according to Stewart Tod the east lodge was executed by Lorimer

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Cunningham, Andrew S1905Rambles in the parish of Scoonie and Wemyss  pp209-10
Item 2 of 8Cunningham, Andrew S1909Randolph Gordon Erskine Wemyss  p147
Item 3 of 8Fraser, Sir William1888Memorials of the Family of Wemyss  volume i, p284
Item 4 of 8Fyfe, J G (ed.) 1927Scottish Diaries and Memoirs 1550-1746 Stirlingpp129-130
Item 5 of 8Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p424-5
Item 6 of 8Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp65
Item 7 of 8RSA1865   604
Item 8 of 8Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p172

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder LXXIII p244
Item 2 of 4Building News LXXIII 436
Item 3 of 4Building News XXX p648
Item 4 of 4Building News4 December 1874XXVII p681

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register16709Castle
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19127West entrance
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19128East Lodge
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR W/7 (old number may be FID/175/7)
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection Oliver Hill drawings
Item 6 of 6Wemyss Estate, GosfordPlans Collection