Basic Site Details

Name: Inchdrewer Castle
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Inhabited at least until 1836; a ruin prior to 1962.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5c. 1500   
Item 2 of 51600s AdditionForecourt ranges
Item 3 of 5Late 1800s  Additional wing
Item 4 of 51965  Rebuilding - not carried out
Item 5 of 519661971RestorationRebuilt and reroofed for residential use; interior not completed (John Lamb responsible)


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 4Leiper FamilyMasonc1600s  
Item 2 of 4Oliver Falvey HillArchitect 1965 Rebuilding scheme - not carried out but probably influenced the executed scheme by John Lamb of George Bennet Mitchell & Son
Item 3 of 4George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceA19661971Rebuilt and reroofed for residential use; interior not completed (John Lamb responsible)
Item 4 of 4John Lamb A19661971Rebuilt and reroofed for residential use; interior not completed (John Lamb responsible)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mirrlees, Robin de la LanneClient for 1965 proposed work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  Volume II, pp147-9
Item 2 of 5McKean, Charles1990Banff and Buchan: an illustrated guide  p59
Item 3 of 5New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  No 13 (1836), p30
Item 4 of 5Powers, Alan1989Oliver Hill, architect and lover of life 1887-1968  p82 - described as 'alterations' perhaps alterations to George Bennet Mitchell scheme
Item 5 of 5Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp262, 264-5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3049 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection RAN 16/K/8 (drawings by Oliver Hill).