Basic Site Details

Name: Ayton Castle
Town, district or village: Ayton
City or county: Berwickshire
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 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318461851Build/constructionOriginal house
Item 2 of 318601861 Alterations and additions by Bryce
Item 3 of 318641867 Alterations and enlargement of Bryce's additions (addition to private wing) by J Maitland Wardrop


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 5James Gillespie Graham B18461851Original house
Item 2 of 5David Bryce  18601861Alterations and additions - drawing room extension and billiard room
Item 3 of 5Brown & Wardrop A18641867Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 5James Maitland Wardrop A18641867Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 5Thomas Brown II A18641867Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Innes, Alexander Mitchell of Ayton JP 
Item 2 of 2Innes, William Mitchell - governor of Bank of ScotlandOriginal client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp110-12
Item 4 of 4Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p21

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building Chronicle2 April 1855   
Item 2 of 2Country Life12 August 1993CLXXXVII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Ayton CastlePlans in house Copies in NMRS
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1987