Basic Site Details

Name: Castle Semple
Town, district or village: Lochwinnoch
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Mansion House, Landau house, Castle Semple house and Low House.

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 2c. 1735 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 2c. 1813 Plans drawn upDesigned schemes in Gothic and classical styles - not executed


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 2Robert HunterMasonAc. 1735 Attribution
Item 2 of 2David HamiltonArchitectBc. 1813 Designed schemes in Gothic and classical style - not executed.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Binney, Marcus, Harris, John & Winnington1980The Lost Country Houses of Scotland   
Item 2 of 8Crawford & Robertson History of the Shire of Renfrew  pp152-3
Item 3 of 8Millar, A H1889Castles and Mansions of Renfrewshire   
Item 4 of 8New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland   
Item 5 of 8Nisbet, Stuart2009Castle Semple Rediscovered   
Item 6 of 8Strong, Roy, Binney, Marcus and Harris, John1975The Destruction of the Country House   
Item 7 of 8The Scrani Partnership2008Conservation Statement and Management Plan for Muirshiel Regional Park   
Item 8 of 8Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12666 
Item 2 of 7Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UniversityHamilton Drawings  
Item 3 of 7Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UniversityHamilton Drawings  
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 3609/1/1
Item 5 of 7Paisley LibraryCairn of Lochwinnoch MS  
Item 6 of 7Paisley LibraryCastle Semple sale catalogue  
Item 7 of 7Renfrewshire CouncilCastle Semple Estate Plan, circa 1785