Basic Site Details

Name: Craig Castle
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Wing by John Adam now demolished.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51540s Build/construction 
Item 2 of 517681769AdditionNew wing
Item 3 of 51832 Alterations and additionsAlterations or enlargement
Item 4 of 51942  House burnt
Item 5 of 5c. 1946 Restoration 


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 7Conn family G1540s  
Item 2 of 7John Adam B17681769New wing
Item 3 of 7Archibald Simpson C1832 Alterations or enlargement
Item 4 of 7Gordon Alexander Smart Ac. 1946 Restoration after fire
Item 5 of 7Jenkins & Marr Ac. 1946 Restoration after fire
Item 6 of 7John Maclennan Ac. 1946 Restoration after fire
Item 7 of 7William Alexander Davidson Ac. 1946 Restoration after fire


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Gordon, JohnClient for John Adam work.
Item 2 of 3Gordon, WilliamClient for 154os work
Item 3 of 3Gordon, ___For Simpson alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp47, 430

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1847v p217

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (NAS)Scott of Gala Papers Deposited 1978.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Maclennan: F no5180 (Combined Box 61)