Basic Site Details

Name: Duns Castle
Town, district or village: Duns
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 1Castle  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41791 Build/constructionGothic gateway
Item 2 of 417921794Build/constructionStables
Item 3 of 41794 Alterations and additionsProposed alterations to house
Item 4 of 418181822 Gothic remodelling


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 6John Baxter D1791 Gothic gateway
Item 2 of 6John Baxter C17921794Stables
Item 3 of 6John Baxter E1794 Proposed alterations to house
Item 4 of 6James Gillespie Graham B18181822Gothic remodelling
Item 5 of 6William Waddell B18181822Gothic detailing (chimneypieces, niches and ceilings), in collaboration with James Gillespie Graham and the owner, William Hay
Item 6 of 6Ignatius Bonomi C1847 Unextecuted design for additions - with Cory


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Hay, RobertClient for Baxter work
Item 2 of 2Hay, WilliamClient for Gothic remodelling, 1818-22


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp239-44
Item 3 of 4MacGibbon and Ross1887MacGibbon and RossV.5Edinburghp265 for plan
Item 4 of 4Neale, J P1823Views of SeatsFirst seres, vi  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Berwickshire News and General Advertiser11 September 1917   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Duns CastleArchive collection Drawings by Bonomi & Cory
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4108Duns Castle, with Screen Walls and Sundial
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 66/1/275Account of mason work by John Baxter & Co
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of drawings at Duns Castle