Basic Site Details

Name: Cluny Castle
Town, district or village: Cluny
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
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  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 516001604Build/constructionOriginal Z-plan tower house
Item 2 of 517901793Plans drawn upProposals for duplicating 17th century house
Item 3 of 518281832 Reconstruction and refacing of house; porter's lodge
Item 4 of 51926  Restoration of chapel after fire
Item 5 of 51927  Report on outbuildings

People

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 7John BellMasonK16001604Original Z-plan tower house
Item 2 of 7James AdamArchitectC17901793Proposals for duplicating 17th century house
Item 3 of 7R & J AdamArchitectural practiceC17901793Proposals for duplicating 17th century house
Item 4 of 7Robert AdamArchitectC17901793Proposals for duplicating 17th century house
Item 5 of 7John SmithArchitect 18281832Reconstruction and refacing of house; porter's lodge
Item 6 of 7George Angus MitchellArchitectB19261927Restoration of castle and chapel after fire
Item 7 of 7George Bennett MitchellArchitectB19261927Restoration of castle and chapel after fire; report on outbuildings

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Cathcart, Lady Gordon1926 restoration
Item 2 of 2Gordon, John, Lt ColClient for Smith work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Cluny Castle, factor's house 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp419
Item 2 of 2Slade, H Gordon1981Cluny Castle in 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', v111, pp475-6 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Press and Journal3 September 1928  George Bennett Mitchell work

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM/1920/47/1-25, GBM/1920/57/1-2
Item 2 of 5Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell Contract Book 8: 1925-1926 p110
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2949 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJohn Smith Papers (List of Plans and accounts) List of plans
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Angus Mitchell: F no2821 (box 12); George Bennett Mitchell: F no2909 (box 14)