Basic Site Details

Name: Culzean Castle, stablecourt
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Notes: Includes main stable block, guard house, coach house, gazebo court, including old stables, gazebo and battlements, service drive, walls and chute and entrance piers at shore

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1750 Build/constructionMain stable block
Item 2 of 31785 ReconstructionMain stable block - incorporating earlier structures
Item 3 of 31807 Build/constructionCoach house


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 3Robert AdamArchitectB1785 Main stable block - incorporating earlier structures and with later reconstructions. Gazebo rebuilt.
Item 2 of 3Robert McLachlan IArchitect, BuilderA1807 Coach house
Item 3 of 3Hugh CairncrossArchitectC1807 Supervised construction of coach house


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp255
Item 2 of 4Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 3 of 4King, David2001The Complete Works of Robert & James Adam  p331
Item 4 of 4Moss, Michael2002The Magnificent Castle of Culzean and the Kennedy Family Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51829 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of Marquess of Ailsa drawings (AYD 43/74)
Item 3 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Gardiner McLachlan
Item 4 of 4Soane MuseumSoane Museum Collection