Basic Site Details

Name: Old Place of Mochrum
City or county: Wigtownshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Bridge and sluice gate, Electricity House and sawmill are B listed. House with walled garden wellhead and sundial are A Listed.

William Vickers executed the sundial.

Stone carving in restoration by H G Palliser and furniture from Cardiff Workshops

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1118731903 Reconstruction from ruins
Item 2 of 11March 1873 Plans drawn up 
Item 3 of 1120 August 1873 Plans datedDrawings dated (for Richard Park work).
Item 4 of 11September 1874 CompletionStructural work completed
Item 5 of 111875  Main work well in hand
Item 6 of 111877 RestorationPlans for restoration of second tower
Item 7 of 111877 Build/constructionBoathouse at loch
Item 8 of 1118991902Alterations and additionsNorth range and hall, East range nursery
Item 9 of 1119021903AdditionCourtyard and addition of wellhead and sundial; walled garden; alterations and remodelling of interior (with furniture made at Cardiff workshops and by Gimson and the Barnsleys at Pinbury). Also dam, power house, garden works etc carried out. Proposals for new lodge not carried out.
Item 10 of 1119031908 Alterations and remodelling of interior; furniture
Item 11 of 111912  Alterations and remodelling of interior; furniture

People

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 11Richard ParkArchitect 18731903Reconstruction from ruins. Also designed boathouse.
Item 2 of 11William BurgesArchitectF1876 May have advised Richard Park
Item 3 of 11Robert Weir SchultzArchitectA19021908Courtyard and addition of wellhead and sundial; walled garden; alterations and remodelling of interior (with furniture made at Cardiff workshops and by Gimson and the Barnsleys at Pinbury). Also dam, power house, garden works etc carried out. Proposals for new lodge not carried out.
Item 4 of 11Ernest GimsonArchitectA1903 Ironward for walled garden; furniture for interior (made with Ernest and Sidney Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 5 of 11Ernest Barnsley (or Arthur Ernest Barnsley)ArchitectB19031908Furniture for interior (made with Ernest Gimson and Sindey Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 6 of 11Ernest GimsonArchitectB19031908Furniture for interior (made with Ernest and Sidney Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 7 of 11Sidney BarnsleyArchitectB19031908Furniture for interior (made with Ernest Gimson and Ernest Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 8 of 11Robert Weir SchultzArchitectB1912 Further alterations and remodelling of interior (with furniture made at Cardiff workshops and by Gimson and the Barnsleys at Pinbury)
Item 9 of 11Ernest Barnsley (or Arthur Ernest Barnsley)ArchitectC1912 Further furniture for interior (made with Ernest Gimson and Sidney Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 10 of 11Ernest GimsonArchitectC1912 Futher furniture for interior (made with Ernest and Sidney Barnsley at Pinbury)
Item 11 of 11Sidney BarnsleyArchitectC1912 Further furniture for interior (made with Ernest Gimson and Ernest Barnsley at Pinbury)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Bute, 3rd Marquess offor restoration work before 1900
Item 2 of 2Bute, 4th Marquess of (John Crichton-Stuart)for work after 1900

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Crook, J Mordaunt2013William Burges and the High Victorian Dream Frances Lincoln (New edition)p272-3 (no evidence quoted)
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p479
Item 3 of 4Stamp, Gavin1981Robert Weir Schultz, Architect, and his work for the Marquesses of Bute  London: The Curwen Press / Mount Stuartp49-55
Item 4 of 4Taylor, Kristina and Peel, Robert1021Passion, plants and patronage: 300 years of Bute Family Landscapes Artifice Bookspp159-162

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Cheltenham Art Gallery & MuseumCollection of Gimson & Barnsley drawings Drawing 1941.223.306
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19570 
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19567Bridge and sluice gate
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19569Electricity House and sawmill
Item 5 of 6Mount StuartBute Archives Letter books etc (extracts in NMRS Ref: R/P109)
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of drawings A 27112-4