Basic Site Details

Name: Culter House
Town, district or village: Peterculter
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Margaret's Boarding SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51721 Plans drawn upFor alterations - perhaps not carried out. 'Buildings ofScotlsn'creditshim with alterations tohouse to make semi-sunk basement and stair to first floor entrance. Also matching pair of pavilions.
Item 2 of 51729 Plans drawn upPlans of estate
Item 3 of 5After 1729 ReconstructionRemodelling of grandest room on second floor of 17th century block
Item 4 of 51909  Plans dated for alterations - addition of north and south wings and restoration after fire
Item 5 of 51939  Alterations


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 12Alexander JaffrayArchitect, BuilderA1721 Drew up designs for enlarging or altering Culter House. Introduced semi-sunk basement with stairs going up to first floor entrance. Also matching pair of pavilions.
Item 2 of 12James GibbsArchitectE1721 Drew up designs for alterations to house
Item 3 of 12Alexander JaffrayArchitect, BuilderF1729 Drew up a plan of the estate for a later owner
Item 4 of 12William AdamArchitectGAfter 1729 Remodelling of grandest room on the second floor of the 17th century block
Item 5 of 12James Brown NicolArchitectB1910 Restoration of interiors
Item 6 of 12Kelly & NicolArchitectural practiceB1910 Restoration of interiors
Item 7 of 12William KellyArchitectB1910 Restoration of interiors
Item 8 of 12George James WalkerArchitectC1910 Plans dated for alterations - addition of north and south wings and restoration after fire
Item 9 of 12William Dalton IronsideArchitectC1910 Plans dated for alterations - addition of north and south wings and restoration after fire
Item 10 of 12George Angus MitchellArchitectD19341939Alterations
Item 11 of 12George Bennett MitchellArchitectD19341939Alterations
Item 12 of 12George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceD19341939Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Crombie, Theodore and MargaretClient for1910 work by William Dalton Ironside
Item 2 of 3Cuming, Sir AlexanderClient for 1721 alterations
Item 3 of 3Duff, Patrick of PremnayClienht for 1729 plans


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp56, 67, 287-288

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Daily Journal24 January 1910   
Item 2 of 2Architect and Building News1934Jan-June p85

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5A Marshall Mackenzie & SonsA Marshall Mackenzie & Sons Plans Walker & Duncan work
Item 2 of 5Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM/1930/48/1-2
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register15714 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original drawings - Walker & Duncan work
Item 5 of 5NRA ScotlandMontcoffer PapersA/309/1; A/291(2)/1