Basic Site Details

Name: Eglinton Castle, house and stables
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: House demolished

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Castle  
Item 2 of 2Stable  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5Before 1743 Alterations and additionsRebuilding of south side and building of new kitchen and back court.
Item 2 of 51780 Build/constructionCastellated gateway
Item 3 of 517981800Reconstruction 
Item 4 of 5c. 1925 Destruction/demolitionHouse demolished
Item 5 of 51930 Alterations and additionsAlterations to stables? (following demolition of castle)


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 6William Adam BBefore 1743 Rebuilding of south side and building of new kitchen and back court.
Item 2 of 6John Baxter D1780 Castellated gateway
Item 3 of 6John Paterson C17971803Rebuilding - castellated
Item 4 of 6J M Dick Peddie & Walker Todd A1930 Alterations to stables?
Item 5 of 6Sydney Houghton Miller A1930 Alterations to stables?
Item 6 of 6William James Walker Todd A1930 Alterations to stables?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Eglinton, 12th Earl ofClient for 1797-1803 rebuilding
Item 2 of 2Eglinton, 9th Duke ofClient for Adam work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Anon1743Braco Case Petitions and Depositions  16, 22
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedpp253-5
Item 4 of 4Gow, Ian and Rowan, Alistair1995Scottish Country Houses  Chapter entitled 'John Paterson against the Earl of Eglinton' by Margaret H B Sanderson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City Libraries (Cowan Bequest)Baxter sale catalogue Photos in NMRS
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 2058 
Item 3 of 4National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMS 580, no397, f.116 
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/67