Basic Site Details

Name: Kilconquhar House
Town, district or village: Kilconquhar
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Entrance wing only survives. Towerhouse and 1831 addition demolished after fire.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Kilconquhar Castle  
Item 2 of 2Kilconquhar Timeshare Village  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 9Late 1500s Build/constructionOriginally built, as tower house
Item 2 of 91700s Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 91831 Alterations and additionsNew south-east front.
Item 4 of 91839  New entrance (north-west) wing
Item 5 of 91839 Alterations and additionsSouth front.
Item 6 of 919301959Plans datedAlterations.
Item 7 of 91978 DamageFire damaged house
Item 8 of 9After 1978 Alteration/conversionConversion to flats
Item 9 of 9Before 1981 Rehabilitation 


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 8William Burn  1831 New south-east front.
Item 2 of 8David Bryce B1839 New entrance (north-west) wing.
Item 3 of 8William Burn B1839 New entrance (north-west) wing.
Item 4 of 8Adam Elliot Watson B19301959Alterations - begun by Haxton alone in 1930, continued and completed by partnership.
Item 5 of 8Andrew David Haxton B19301950Alterations - begun by Haxton alone, continued and completed by partnership.
Item 6 of 8Haxton & Watson B19451959Alterations - begun by Haxton alone in 1930, continued and completed by partnership.
Item 7 of 8Robert Fulton C1978 Converted part of house to flats after fire.
Item 8 of 8Alistair Maclachlan Smith ABefore 1981 Rehabilitation of Castle


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3American Real Estate Company Client for late 1970s work by Alistair M Smith
Item 2 of 3Bethune, Sir Henry, later Earl of Lindsay 
Item 3 of 3Lindsay, Earl ofClient for 1930-59 work.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p261
Item 2 of 3Millar, A H1895Fife pictorial and historical Cuparpp18-19
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-8. 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 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8545 
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection 22 plans and elevations dated 26 April 1831, 19 August 1831 and 21 May 1839
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1910/15/1-8
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection  
Item 5 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore32553