Basic Site Details

Name: Dupplin Castle
Town, district or village: Forteviot
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Aberdalgie
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Near Forteviot.

James Smith may have worked at Dupplin earlier than 1720 as in October 1707 he says in a letter to the EArl of Mar that he has been detained at Dupplin by Lord Dupplin afterwards 6th Earl of Kinnoull (d.1719)

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 8c. 1720c. 1725AdditionOffice-wings added - also perhaps earlier work there
Item 2 of 81789 AdditionVarious works including a 'Temple of Virtue and Honour'
Item 3 of 818141815 New south west wing built
Item 4 of 81827 Destruction/demolitionEarlier house destroyed
Item 5 of 818281832Build/constructionRecasing of wing and new house by William Burn after fire destroyed the earlier house
Item 6 of 8After 1925 Alterations and additions 
Item 7 of 81928  Reconstruction and reduction after fire
Item 8 of 81967  Completely demolished


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 12James SmithArchitect, EngineerBc. 1720c. 1725Office-wings added and perhaps earlier works at the Castle. Macky states that 'Mr Smith, the Architect, lives there till he finishes it'.
Item 2 of 12James PlayfairArchitectE1789 Various works including a 'Temple of Virtue and Honour'
Item 3 of 12William Stirling IArchitect 18141815New south west wing built
Item 4 of 12William BurnArchitect 18281832Recasing of wing and new house after fire
Item 5 of 12Edmund Walter WimperisArchitectCAfter 1925 Alterations
Item 6 of 12Leonard Rome GuthrieArchitectCAfter 1925 Alterations
Item 7 of 12Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practiceCAfter 1925 Interior alterations, instructed by Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie
Item 8 of 12William Begg SimpsonArchitectCAfter 1925 Alterations
Item 9 of 12Wimperis, Simpson & GuthrieArchitectural practiceCAfter 1925 Alterations
Item 10 of 12James MillerArchitectA1928After 1929Reconstruction and reduction after fire. Also undated recreation and dining hall
Item 11 of 12Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectA1928 Reconstruction and reduction after fire - as chief assistant with James Miller
Item 12 of 12Alexander DunlopArchitectA1929 * Reconstruction and reduction after fire - as assistant to James Miller

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Forteviot, Lord1928 work
Item 2 of 2Kinnoul, 10th Earl ofFor 1814-15 work and Burn work

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 2Dupplin Castle100,000
Item 2 of 2Dupplin Castle, East Lodge and gateNear Forteviot.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Macky1723Journey Through Scotland  pp153-4
Item 3 of 4Millar, A H1890The Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland: Perthshire and Forfarshire  pp125-137
Item 4 of 4New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  x, p878

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn compiled by T L Donaldson.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 124/15/663/2 
Item 2 of 6National Library of Scotland Advocates ManuscriptsJames Playfair professional journal  
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Drawings for William stirling work
Item 4 of 6Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on involvement of Scott Morton & Co and Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie
Item 5 of 6RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 3 drawings; recreation and dining hall appears on List of drawings
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Dunlop: L no5604 (combined box 90)