Basic Site Details

Name: Culzean Castle Estate, Courtyard
City or county:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Includes Castle Walls, Mortar Battery, Dolphin Arch and Coach Ring

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21790s Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21829 Build/constructionMortar battery


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 AdamArchitectA1790s(?)1833May have drawn designs
Item 2 of 3John ThinArchitectB1790s Possible attribution. Stylistic similarity to his work.
Item 3 of 3Thomas White juniorLandscape architectC1829 Concept of Mortar Battery attributed to White


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp249
Item 2 of 6Fleming, J1968'Robert Adam's Castle Style'143Country Life, 23 May 1968, pp1356-1369 
Item 3 of 6King, David2001The Complete Works of Robert & James Adam   
Item 4 of 6Moss, Michael2002The Magnificent Castle of Culzean and the Kennedy Family Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 
Item 5 of 6Rykwert, J & A1985The Brothers Adam: The Men and The Style   
Item 6 of 6Turnbull, Deborah1990Thomas White: 18th century Landscape Designer and Arboriculturalist Unpublished Phd thesis, University of Hull 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51823 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of Marquess of Ailsa drawings