Basic Site Details

Name: Craigston Castle
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: King Edward
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Near Turriff.

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 816041607Build/construction 
Item 2 of 81733 Plans drawn upPrepared scheme for landscaping of grounds. May also have drawn up Paladian scheme for house - not executed.
Item 3 of 817471753ProposedProposals for improvements
Item 4 of 81777 Proposedimprovements
Item 5 of 81799 ProposedImprovements
Item 6 of 818341836 Re-decoration of anteroom and drawing room
Item 7 of 81838  Porch and alterations
Item 8 of 8c. 1876  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 9John BellMasonD16041607'Perhaps' by John Bell (Buildings of Scotland)
Item 2 of 9Bell FamilyMasonL16041607Design attributed to Bell Family or John Bell.
Item 3 of 9William AdamArchitectC1733 Prepared scheme for landscaping of grounds. May also have drawn up Paladian scheme for house - not executed.
Item 4 of 9James May H17471753Proposals for improvements
Item 5 of 9William UrquhartArchitectJ1777 Proposal for improvement
Item 6 of 9J___JohnstoneBuilderG1799 proposals for improvement
Item 7 of 9John SmithArchitectB18341836Re-decoration of anteroom and drawing room
Item 8 of 9John SmithArchitect 1838 New porch and alterations
Item 9 of 9Charles Walter CossarArchitect c. 1876 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Urquhart, Captain JohnClient for 1747-53 proposals.
Item 2 of 2Urquhart, William Pollard1838 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Godsman, James1952King Edward: the story of a parish   
Item 2 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp451
Item 3 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp132, 134-136

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Craigston Castle, AberdeenshireCraigston Castle Plans  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9392