Basic Site Details

Name: Drumtochty Castle
Town, district or village: Drumtochty
City or county: Kincardineshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Fordoun
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Cost of 1815-16 work: 10,385.

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 518101812  
Item 2 of 518151816 Large additions
Item 3 of 51839  Further alterations
Item 4 of 51905  Alterations to attic and motor shed
Item 5 of 519741975Restoration 


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 7James Gillespie Graham  18101812 
Item 2 of 7John Smith  18151816Large additions, probably to James Gillespie Graham's design
Item 3 of 7George Bennett Mitchell  1905 Alterations to attic and motor shed
Item 4 of 7Gordon Alexander Smart J19741975Restoration
Item 5 of 7Jenkins & Marr J19741975Restoration
Item 6 of 7Thomas ('Tom') Hamilton J19741975Restoration
Item 7 of 7William ('Bill') Alexander McKimmie J19741975Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Drummond, George HarleyClient for 1815-16 work
Item 2 of 2Gammell, Sydney JClient for 1905 alterations


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 5Geddes, Jane2001Deeside and the Mearns: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIAS/Rutland Pressp59
Item 3 of 5Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 4 of 5New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  xi, pp88-89
Item 5 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp60, 456-7

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertis27 June 1913   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM 1900/14/1-4
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register9664 
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 142/2/10/4 (Gillespie Graham house); GD 52/367 (further work 1839)
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJohn Smith Papers (List of Plans and accounts) Smith accounts for 1815-16