Basic Site Details

Name: Melville Castle
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217861791Build/construction 
Item 2 of 219291934 Restoration


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 2James PlayfairArchitectA17861791 
Item 2 of 2Frank WoodArchitect 19291934Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Dundas, Henry, 1st Viscount MelvilleClient for Playfair work
Item 2 of 2Melville, Lord 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, 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 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD51/11/162
Item 2 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 6699 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frank Wood: F no4529 (combined box 20)