Basic Site Details

Name: Midmar Castle
Town, district or village: Echt
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Country House  
Item 2 of 2Tower house  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 615601570Build/constructionOriginal Z-plan tower
Item 2 of 6c. 1600 Reconstruction 
Item 3 of 618 December 1937  Drawings dated
Item 4 of 61939 Design exhibitedProposed restoration - not executed
Item 5 of 61944 Design exhibited 
Item 6 of 619781979Restoration 


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 12George BellMasonG15601570Original construction of Z-plan Castle
Item 2 of 12James Leiper J15601570May have been responsible for the original Z plan tower
Item 3 of 12Leiper FamilyMasonJ15601570May have been responsible for original tower
Item 4 of 12Thomas Leiper J15601570May have been responsible for the original Z plan tower
Item 5 of 12John BellMasonM1600 May have been responsible fo the upper works
Item 6 of 12Bell FamilyMasonHc. 1600 Remodelling
Item 7 of 12Frank James ConnellArchitectA1939 Proposed restoration - not executed
Item 8 of 12Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellArchitectural practiceA1939 Proposed restoration - not executed
Item 9 of 12Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectA1939 Proposed restoration - not executed
Item 10 of 12J & F Johnston & Partners B19781979Restoration.
Item 11 of 12John Harvey McLarenArchitectB19781979Restoration. Joint director in charge.
Item 12 of 12Thomas P Craig B19781979Restoration. Joint director in charge.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Wharton, Richard FarringtonClient for 1978-9 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p59
Item 2 of 5RIBA1979RIBA Directory of Practices 1979   
Item 3 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1940   758
Item 4 of 5RSA1939   616
Item 5 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp51-52, 65,669-70

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ & F Johnston Collection JFJ 1980/3/1/1-5 (photographs of restoration)
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1930/10/1-5
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore18527