Basic Site Details

Name: Castle of Mey
Town, district or village: Canisbay
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Barrogill Castle Original name for Castle of Mey

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 220 January 181928 May 1819 Plans for alterations dated
Item 2 of 2After 1946Before 1955Alterations and additions 


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 4William BurnArchitect 1819 Alterations
Item 2 of 4Hugh Sinclair MacdonaldArchitectA19461955Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 4Sinclair Macdonald & SonArchitectural practiceAAfter 1946Before 1955Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 4James Smith RichardsonArchitect c. 1950 Consultant to Queen Mother for scheme executed by Sinclair Macdonald


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Caithness, 12th Earl ofClient for Burn work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

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, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Drawings originally at NMRS presented to the Queen Mother, 1953.
Item 2 of 3North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1930/66/2
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Macdonald: F no5022 (Combined Box 51)