Basic Site Details

Name: Bothwell Castle
Town, district or village: Bothwell
City or county: Lanarkshire
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 517591760Alterations and additions 
Item 2 of 517871788ReconstructionRemodelling
Item 3 of 51787 Design exhibitedAt RA
Item 4 of 5April 1886  Survey drawings
Item 5 of 51926 Destruction/demolition 


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 3George PatersonArchitectA17591760Alterations
Item 2 of 3James PlayfairArchitectB17871788Remodelling
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitect 1886 Survey


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Douglas, ArchibaldCleint fot James Playfair work
Item 2 of 2Douglas, Duke of client for 1750-60 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Douglas Estate OfficeDouglas Papers Information per Professor A A Tait
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register5136Bothwell, Bothwell Castle
Item 3 of 5National Library of Scotland Advocates ManuscriptsJames Playfair professional journal  
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive LAD/1/45-58 - copies of drawings in Hirsel
Item 5 of 5The HirselThe Hirsel plans