DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Dunbeath Castle

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably a 15th century house on the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: On June 12, 2023, just before his apparent suicide at Wilton House (he was the Earl of Pembroke's stepfather), Stuart Wyndham Murray-Threipland listed the Dunbeath Castle Estate for sale for £25 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the 19th century the Dunbeath Estate stood at 30,000 acres.

  • Architect: Thomas Hamilton

    Date: 1857-58
    Designed: Addition to House

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    Architect: David Bryce

    Date: 1853
    Designed: Remodeled House

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  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Listed as a Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Walter Stewart, 3rd Earl of Caithness and 1st Earl of Atholl, 15th century. Alexander Sutherland, 15th century. William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness, 15th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir William Sinclair, 17th century; Vice-Admiral Sir Edwyn Alexander-Sinclair, 1894-1945. Bertram Currie, 1945-67. Harry Blythe, 1967-76. Ray Stanton Avery, 1976-97. Stuart Wyndham Murray-Threipland, 1997-2023.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No

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