Ayton Castle

Over the past 7 years we have had the privilege of working extensively on Ayton Castle and the surrounding estate including the complete restoration of Dovecot, Extensive stone repair, lime repointing and stone replacement to main buildings and estate walls.

Ayton Castle remains Gillespie Graham’s largest and most thoroughly Baronial house – noted in the OS Name Book as being “…very irregular and not in accordance with any defined order of architecture.” Prominently set on a hillside above the Eye Water, both its detailing and dramatic massing remain much as they did when first complete. With subsequent work by Bryce and Maitland Wardrop (himself architect of the nearby Ayton Parish Church and interior schemes by Scotland’s then leading houses decorators – Bonnar & Carfrae, not only is this the most significant building in the parish, but also, one of the most significant within the country.

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