Basic Site Details

Name: Brodie Castle
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Gardens laid out between 1868 and 1889 by John Clerk.

Mr Square, mason, carved the capitals of columns in hall during the 1845 work.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Tower house  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5c. 1540c. 1560Build/construction 
Item 2 of 518241828AdditionNew wing added (east range) in Jacobethan style; three lodges
Item 3 of 5c. 1831 Build/constructionGothic chimneypiece in Red Drawing Room
Item 4 of 5c. 1845c. 1850ReconstructionAlterations, including south front and entrance hall. Also proposal to add a doocot tower on top of coachhouse and cartshed. Not executed but buttresses and partial infilling of arches date from this period.

Proto-Pugin ceiling in drawing room dates from this period and may be by Burn or Wylson.
Item 5 of 51980 Restoration 

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 9Conn familyMasonEc. 1540c. 1560 
Item 2 of 9William BurnArchitectA18241828New wing (east range) in Jacobethan style; three lodges
Item 3 of 9Augustus C ClarkeDesignerBc. 1831 Gothic chimneypiece in Red Drawing Room.
Item 4 of 9Charles Manning Allan (Charles Edward Stuart) Bc. 1831 Gothic chimneypiece in Red Drawing Room
Item 5 of 9John Carter Allan (John Sobieski Stolberg Stuart) Bc. 1831 Gothic chimneypiece in Red Drawing Room
Item 6 of 9James WylsonArchitect, EngineerCc. 1845c. 1850Remodelling including south front including restoration of south west tower's caphouse and entrance hall.
Item 7 of 9George Fowler JonesArchitectF1846 Proposal to add a doocot tower on top of coachhouse and cartshed. Not extecuted but buttresses and partial infilling of arches date from this period.
Item 8 of 9Ian McKerron BeggArchitectD1980 Restoration. Job architect and partner in charge .
Item 9 of 9Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceD1980 Restoration.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Brodie, WilliamClient for Burn work
Item 2 of 3Brodie, William Brodie of 
Item 3 of 3National Trust for Scotlandfor 1980 restoration.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p56
Item 2 of 4Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp163
Item 3 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp 441, 446, 481-5, 486
Item 4 of 4Watson, J & W1868Morayshire described Elginpp52-54

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Country Life26 August 1916   
Item 2 of 3Country Life14 August 1980   
Item 3 of 3RIBA Transactions1870   p125-128 List of works by Burn compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Brodie Castle ArchivesCorrespondence, drawings etc  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2260Brodie Castle