Basic Site Details

Name: Eglinton Castle and Tournament Bridge
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Pleasure grounds greatly enlarged and improved by John Tweedie in 19th century.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Castle  
Item 2 of 2Bridge  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517971803Reconstruction 
Item 2 of 517981803Constructionby John Paterson
Item 3 of 51811 Build/constructionBridge. Also plans for gates
Item 4 of 518571860Alterations and additionsalterations and additions by William A Railton, including 2-storey W wing
Item 5 of 520082009RestorationRestoration of bridge of 1845


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 AdamArchitectCBefore 1729 Original Castle - demolished to make way for new house of late 18th/early 19th century.
Item 2 of 4John PatersonArchitect 17981803Original building
Item 3 of 4David HamiltonArchitectD1811 Tournament Bridge of 1845 replaced bridge probably designed by Hamilton. Also drew up designs for gates.
Item 4 of 4William Atkinson RailtonArchitect 18571860Alterations and additions, including 2-storey W wing


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Eglinton, 12th Earl ofClient for David Hamilton work
Item 2 of 2Eglinton, Earl of 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp478
Item 2 of 3Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp740
Item 3 of 3Colvin, 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 2Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UniversityHamilton DrawingsGLAHA 427364 and 427364 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 2058