Basic Site Details

Name: Druminnor Castle
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Builders of palace block in 1400s were John Kemlock and William of Ennerkype.

Ann Henderson restored the bosses between the rooms during the period of Ian Lindsay's restoration.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51440s Build/constructionPalace block
Item 2 of 518411843Addition 
Item 3 of 51958 Restoration 
Item 4 of 5c. 1965 Destruction/demolitionSimpson's additions demolished
Item 5 of 52004 RestorationRestoration and refurbishment scheme of garden cottage


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 7Archibald SimpsonArchitectA18411843Enlargement
Item 2 of 7George HayArchitectH1958 Restoration
Item 3 of 7Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceH1958 Restoration
Item 4 of 7Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectH1958 Restoration
Item 5 of 7John Herdman ReidArchitectH1958 Restoration
Item 6 of 7Henry ('Harry') James Lyall Mantell B2004 Restoration and refurbishment scheme of garden cottage
Item 7 of 7Meldrum & Mantell B2004 Restoration and refurbishment scheme of garden cottage


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Forbes-Sempill, MargaretClient for restoration by Ian G Lindsay
Item 2 of 2Grant, AlexanderClient for the Simpson additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p578
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp46, 521-2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1847V p217

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Harry MantellInformation sent via'Contact Us' on DSA website Sent Ocotber 2009