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Dalquharran Castle

  • Earlier Houses: The earlier Old Dalquharran Castle, the ruins of which are extant, was abandoned when the new house was built in the late 18th century.

    Built / Designed For: Thomas Kennedy of Dunure

    House & Family History: Thomas Kennedy, the builder of Dalquharran, was the husband of Robert Adam's niece. The house that Adam built for Kennedy has similarities with Culzean Castle, which Adam had designed in the 1770s for another member of the family--David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassilis.

  • Architect: Robert Adam

    Date: 1789-90
    Designed: House

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    Architect: Wardrop & Reid

    Date: 1880-81
    Designed: Additions for Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy

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  • Country Life: Aug 22, 1974.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Thomas Kennedy of Kirkhill, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Thomas Kennedy of Dunure, 18th century; Francis Thomas Romilly Kennedy, 19th century. John Stewart, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No