DiCamillo Companion

Fordell Castle (Fordell House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the current house. Mary, Queen of Scots, supposedly stayed at the earlier Fordell Castle.

    Built / Designed For: James Henderson

    House & Family History: In November of 2007 Fordell Castle was sold for £3,850,000.

    House Replaced By: The castle was replaced as the Henderson family's seat in the 1720s, when Fordell House was built nearby. This 18th century house was demolished in the 20th century and the family returned to Fordell Castle.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Current Seat / Home of: Stuart Simpson, 17th Baron of Fordell; here since 2007.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: William de Hercht, 13th century. Sir William de Erth, 15th century. James Henrysoun (Henderson), early 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: James Henderson, late 16th century; George Mercer-Henderson, 19th century; John Hampden Mercer-Henderson, 8th Earl of Buckinghamshire, 20th century. James Henderson (unrelated to earlier Henderson family), 1953-61. Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, 1961-95. William and Lorraine Inglis, 1995-99. Andrew Berry, 1999-2007.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No