Basic Site Details

Name: Brodick Castle
Town, district or village: Brodick
Island: Arran
City or county: Bute
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71300s  'Late medieval' tower house at E. North wing also dates from this period?
Item 2 of 71600s Build/constructionThree storey 17th period house at centre
Item 3 of 718441845 Addition of main portion incorporating 17th century and medieval parts
Item 4 of 71860 ProposedProposal for new entrance court modelled in Thirlestane
Item 5 of 71875  Designs for unexecuted additions
Item 6 of 71919  Restoration work and gardens
Item 7 of 71960s Restoration 


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 11James Gillespie Graham B18441845Major additions
Item 2 of 11Thomas Brownlie B18441845As contractor for additions by Gillespie Graham
Item 3 of 11William Burn G1860 Proposal for new entrance court modelled in Thirlestane
Item 4 of 11William John Green C1875 Designs for unexecuted additions
Item 5 of 11(Sir) Reginald Theodore Blomfield A1919 Restoration work and gardens
Item 6 of 11Archibald Crawford D1960s Restoration
Item 7 of 11Ian Alexander Sinclair D1960s Restoration
Item 8 of 11John Crowe McBride D1960s Restoration
Item 9 of 11John Watson (junior) D1960s Restoration
Item 10 of 11Watson, Salmond & Gray D1960s Restoration
Item 11 of 11William MacDonald D1960s Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 4Hamilton, 10th Duke ofcleint for Gillespie Graham additions
Item 2 of 4Hamilton, 12th Duke ofClient for 1875 proposed additions
Item 3 of 4Montrose, Duke ofClient for 1919 restoration work and gardens
Item 4 of 4National Trust for ScotlandClient for 1960s restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 10Addyman Archaeology2009Brodick Castle Historic Survey and Analytical Assessment   
Item 2 of 10APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 3 of 10Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp690-4
Item 4 of 10Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 5 of 10Fellowes, R A Reginald Blomfield, an Edwardian Architect  p168
Item 6 of 10Landskip and Prospect1996The Policies & Gardens at Brodick Castle & Country Park Landscape Survey   
Item 7 of 10MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  volume III, pp285-9
Item 8 of 10RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 9 of 10Schreiber, Philip A1993National Trust for Scotland, Brodick Castle, Quinquennial Survey   
Item 10 of 10Stell, G, Shaw, J and Storer, S2003Scotland's Buildings  p198

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building Chronicle1855i p170
Item 2 of 3Country Life10 February 1983  pp322-5
Item 3 of 3Country Life17 February 1983  pp380-3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Brodick Castle ArchivesDrawings Collection Plans for Green's proposed additions
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7507 
Item 3 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Morag Cross
Item 4 of 4RCAHMSNational Trust for Scotland archives