Basic Site Details

Name: Barnton Castle
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Information about HAmiltom involvement in 1794-5 from DMW MSS notes.

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 4Before 1742 AdditionRepairs and other work
Item 2 of 4c. 1794 ReconstructionRemodelling
Item 3 of 4c. 1810 Addition(also gates abotu 1813?)
Item 4 of 4c. 1927 Destruction/demolition 


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 4William AdamArchitectCBefore 1742 Repairs and other work
Item 2 of 4David HamiltonArchitectD17941795Involved with Adam scheme. Reconstruction of Kings Cramond
Item 3 of 4Robert AdamArchitectAc. 1794 Remodelling
Item 4 of 4David HamiltonArchitectBc. 1810 Enlargement (also gates perhaps 1813?)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Hamilton, William, Lord DaerClient for William Adam work
Item 2 of 3Ramsay, GeorgeClient for Robert Adam work
Item 3 of 3Ramsay, William RamsayClient for David Hamilton work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Anon1743Braco Case Petitions and Depositions  24, 27
Item 2 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 3Small, J1883Castles and Mansions of the Lothians  Volume i

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UniversityHamilton Drawings42594