DiCamillo Companion

Castle Venlaw (Smithfield Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier 14th century house called Smithfield Castle on the site that was destroyed in the 18th century and replaced by the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Alexander Stevenson

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The House is today set in four acres of grounds.

  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Hay family, 14th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Alexander Stevenson, 18th century; Stevenson family here until 1790. Grant family, 1790-98. Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Elphinstone Erskine, 19th century; Erskine family here from 1798 until the early 20th century. Richard Davidson, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

    Ownership Details: The House was to be converted into eight flats in 2019

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No