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Scotland

Winton House (Winton Castle) (Wintoun Castle)

  • House & Family History: The Seton family built the original tower house of Winton in the 15th century on land granted to them by King David I, circa 1152. Winton House was burned on orders of King Henry VIII in the 16th century and later restored and enlarged. In September of 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies requisitioned Winton to garrison his troops during the Jacobite rising of 1745.

  • Chapel & Church: The early 13th century Seton Church is one of the finest collegiate churches in Scotland.

  • Architect: William Wallace

    Date: 1620-27
    Designed: House

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    Architect: John Paterson

    Date: 1805
    Designed: Castellated addition for Col. John Hamilton

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  • Country Life: XXXII, 260 plan, 1912.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 740
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Sir Francis G.A Ogilvy, 14th Baronet of Inverquarity.

    Past Seat / Home of: George Seton, 3rd Earl of Winton, 17th century; George Seton, Lord Seton, Master of Winton, 17th century; George Seton, 5th Earl of Winton, 18th century; Seton family here from the 12th century until 1715. Col. John Hamilton, 19th century. Constance Nisbet Hamilton, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Owned by The Winton Trust.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01620-824-986

    Fax: 01620-823-961

    Email: info@wintonhouse.co.uk

    Website: http://www.wintonhouse.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No