Basic Site Details

Name: Hawthornden Castle
Town, district or village: Lasswade
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51865 Design exhibitedSketch? Survey?
Item 2 of 5June 1892  Drawings dated - perhaps for alterations?
Item 3 of 51926 Contracts advertisedFor heating and electric lighting installations
Item 4 of 519821987RestorationDry rot eradication and alterations
Item 5 of 51990 AdditionLibrary inserted into the base of the outwardly ruinous 15th century corner tower


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 10John LesselsArchitect 1865 Sketch or survey?
Item 2 of 10James WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1892 Alterations?
Item 3 of 10John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersA1892 Alterations?
Item 4 of 10Robert Henderson WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1892 Alterations?
Item 5 of 10William WatherstonArchitect, BuilderA1892 Alterations?
Item 6 of 10Stewart KayeArchitect 1926 Heating and electric lighting
Item 7 of 10Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorD19821987Dry-rot eradication and alterations
Item 8 of 10James Walter Thorburn Simpson D19821987Dry-rot eradication and alterations
Item 9 of 10Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceD19821987Dry-rot eradication and alterations
Item 10 of 10Nicholas Robert Groves-RainesArchitectC1990 Library inserted into the base of the outwardly ruinous 15th century corner tower


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Sir James Williams DrummondFor work in 1926


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp248-9
Item 2 of 4RSA1865   204
Item 3 of 4Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   
Item 4 of 4Thomas, Jane1995Midlothian: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh, The Rutland Presspp48-49, p54

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder3 December 1926  p924 - contracts open

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13023 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive UC 6125, 6844-6846
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection MLD 38/6
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore 51802