Basic Site Details

Name: Armadale Castle
Town, district or village: Ardvasar
Island: Skye
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Sleat
Status: B Listed
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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 618151819 Original house
Item 2 of 61821  New kitchen added (by William Smith, under superintendence of John Sinclair)
Item 3 of 623 May 1848 Journal reference(?)Service court added
Item 4 of 618551858 Additions and recasing by Bryce
Item 5 of 619201928 Alterations? Repairs?
Item 6 of 619791984Alterations and additionsAdditions on conversion to restaurant.


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 8James Gillespie Graham  18151819Original house
Item 2 of 8James Ross  1848 Service court added
Item 3 of 8David Bryce  18551858Additions and recasing
Item 4 of 8John Wittet  19201928Alterations? Repairs?
Item 5 of 8John Philip Boys F19791984Additions on conversion to restaurant.
Item 6 of 8Paul O'Neill F19791984Additions on conversion to restaurant.
Item 7 of 8The Boys Jarvis Partnership F19791984Additions on conversion to restaurant.
Item 8 of 8William Geoffrey Jarvis F19791984Additions on conversion to restaurant.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Macdonald, 4th Lord 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Armadale Castle, museum and study centre 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp519-21
Item 3 of 5Miers, Mary2008The Western Seaboard The Rutland Pressp207
Item 4 of 5Neale, J P 1824Views of Seats2nd ser, i Shows a more ambitious scheme than that executed.
Item 5 of 5New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Inverness Courier23 May 1848   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register14003 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits Macdonald Estate Cash Books