Basic Site Details

Name: Oxenfoord Castle
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Oxenfoord Castle School  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1780 ReconstructionRemodelling
Item 2 of 31842 Alterations and additionsCastellated alterations and enlargement
Item 3 of 319901993RepairRepairs. Scheme for arts block within service wing.


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 7Robert AdamArchitectB17801782Remodelling
Item 2 of 7James AdamArchitectBc. 1780 Remodelling
Item 3 of 7R & J AdamArchitectural practiceBc. 1780 Remodelling
Item 4 of 7William BurnArchitectC1842 Castellated alterations and additions
Item 5 of 7Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorA19901993Repairs. Scheme for arts block within service wing.
Item 6 of 7James Walter Thorburn Simpson A19901993Repairs. Scheme for arts block within service wing.
Item 7 of 7Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceA19901993Repairs. Scheme for arts block within service wing.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Dalrymple, Sir John, Bart. 
Item 2 of 2Stair, 8th Earl of 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p 374
Item 2 of 3Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   
Item 3 of 3Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians  volume ii

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life15 August 1974   
Item 2 of 2RIBA 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 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection