Basic Site Details

Name: Ballikinrain Castle
Town, district or village: Balfron
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Killearn
Grid ref:
Notes: Perspective view of entrance front in possession of Sir James Cayzer Bt.

Cost of 1980 classrooms 100,000

Alternative Names

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

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 51868   
Item 2 of 51913  Gutted by fire, subsequently rebuilt in reduced form
Item 3 of 51914c. 1920 Rebuilding
Item 4 of 5After 1975Before 1979RestorationRestoration of kitchen after fire
Item 5 of 5c. 1980 AdditionAddition of classrooms


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 8Hugh Stewart Robertson C  Alterations? Restoration?
Item 2 of 8David Bryce  1868  
Item 3 of 8Charles Henry Greig  1914c. 1920Rebuilding after fire
Item 4 of 8George Scott Calder DAfter 1975Before 1979Restoration of kitchen after fire
Item 5 of 8J R Notman Architect DAfter 1975Before 1979Restoration of kitchen after fire
Item 6 of 8John Robertson Notman DAfter 1975Before 1979Restoration of kitchen after fire.
Item 7 of 8Borthwick & Watson Ec. 1980 Addition of classrooms
Item 8 of 8John Marshall Wyatt Papworth Ec. 1980 Addition of classrooms


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Cayzer, Sir CharlesClient for rebuilding
Item 2 of 3Church of ScotlandClient for work by Hugh Stewart Robertson
Item 3 of 3Orr Ewing, Archibald (Sir) - baronet, of Ballikinrain 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 2 of 4RSA1866   39
Item 3 of 4RSA1869   698
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914   Rebuilding work 'in progress'

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 2RIBA Journal23 February 1929 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Scott CalderInformation sent through Contact Us on website Sent January 2015
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10423 
Item 3 of 4Information courtesy of Robertson's daughter, Linda McLeanInformation sent to DSA website Sent January 2009
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Perspective view of garden front