Basic Site Details

Name: Castle Forbes
Town, district or village: Alford
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Keig
Grid ref:
Notes: Uncertain as to who is involved in partnership of Walker & Duncan at this date

Alternative Names

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

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 61807 Plans drawn upNot executed
Item 2 of 61811 Plans drawn upNot executed
Item 3 of 618151821Build/construction 
Item 4 of 61852  Survey plans drawn up
Item 5 of 61950  Alterations to east wing
Item 6 of 619751984Restoration 


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 13John PatersonArchitectD1807 Plans drawn up - not executed
Item 2 of 13John PatersonArchitectB1811 Plans drawn up - not executed
Item 3 of 13Archibald SimpsonArchitect 18151821 
Item 4 of 13John SmithArchitect c. 1820 Completion
Item 5 of 13James Forbes BeattieArchitect 1852 Survey plans drawn up
Item 6 of 13Walker & DuncanArchitectural practice 1950 Alterations to east wing
Item 7 of 13James Napier CunninghamArchitectA19751984Refurbishment
Item 8 of 13Stuart Lister IngramArchitectA19751984Refurbishment
Item 9 of 13Thomas Ogilvie Maclean Cordiner A19751984Refurbishment - may not be involved
Item 10 of 13Cunningham Glass Partnership C19751984Refurbishment
Item 11 of 13James Boyne WatsonArchitectC19751984Refurbishment - may not be involved
Item 12 of 13Peter Lamont Burnside BorthwickArchitectC19751984Refurbishment - may not be involved
Item 13 of 13William Gordon Liam FindlayArchitectC19751984Refurbishment


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Forbes, 17th LordClient for Paterson scheme and Simpson work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Macaulay, James1975The Gothic Revival  pp205-8
Item 3 of 5Morris, F O Picturesque Views of Seats  v, p61
Item 4 of 5Neale1818Views of Seats 1st seriesSeries I
Item 5 of 5Shepherd, Ian1994Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide  p99-100

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Press and Journal27 March 1955   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Castle Forbes ArchiveDrawings Beattie drawings
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9058 
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 52/349 
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 24365-6, 24368-78 
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original drawings and Smith accounts