Basic Site Details

Name: Castle Cynicus, Lucklaw
Town, district or village: Balmullo
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: House probably not fully completed. The Cynicus Publishing Company based in TAyport failed in 1912. After Anderson the client died the house was bought by a neighbour and demolished 1932-33.

Alternative Names

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

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 21902   
Item 2 of 219321933Destruction/demolition 


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 3Godfrey Daniel Bower ShepherdArchitectA1902  
Item 2 of 3John Donald MillsArchitectA1902  
Item 3 of 3Mills & ShepherdArchitectural practiceA1902  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Anderson, Martin ('Cynicus') - artist, cartoonist and authorOf the Cynicaus Publishing House


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Reid, Elspeth and Davidson, Flora The Fortunes of Cynicus   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Donald Mills: F v17 p63 no1128 (microfilm reel 12); Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd: F v19 p65 no1384 (microfilm reel 12)