Maps, Plans and Archives
c.1583-96 Timothy Pont, Buchan
1747-55 General Roy's Military Survey
1776 George Taylor and Andrew Skinner, G.Taylor & A.Skinner's survey and maps of the roads of N.Britain or Scotland
1793 Thomas White, A design for the improvements of Cairniss [sic], the seat of Chs Gordon Esq, by T.White 1793 (in private collection).
1820 John Thomson, Northern Part of Aberdeen & Banff Shires
1822 James Robertson, Topographical and military map of the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine
1858 Alexander Gibb, Map of the north eastern districts of Aberdeen
1864-71 survey Aberdeenshire, 1st edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and 1:10,560 (6”), published 1872
1899-1901 survey Aberdeenshire, 2nd edition OS 1:2500 (25”) and 1:10,560 (6”), published 1902
n.d. estate plan of Cairness (in private collection).
RCAHMS: National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and photographic and manuscript collections
Anderson, K F 1953, 'Gales and gale damage to forests, with special reference to the effects of the storm of 31st January 1953, in the north-east of Scotland', Forestry 27 (2), 97-121
Banffshire Journal 1865, 'Description of Formartine & Buchan Railway: with map of the line, lithographs of Brucklay Castle, Fraserburgh, and Peterhead, and wood engravings of Ellon, Ellon Castle, Strichen House, Strichen Town-House, Cairness House, and Crimonmogate'
Baxter, P J 2005, 'The east coast big flood, 31 January – 1 February 1953: a summary of the human disaster', Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A, 15 June, 363 (1831), 1293-1312
Board of Agriculture (London) 1811, A general view of the agriculture of Aberdeenshire / drawn up under the direction of the Board of Agriculture; and illustrated with plates [and a map]. By George Skene Keith, Aberdeen: D. Chalmers & Co. for A. Brown
Hussey, J M 2004, 'Gordon, Thomas (1788-1841), Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography, Oxford University Press [oxforddnb.com/view/article/11084, accessed 22 Nov 2010]
Kasdagli, A 1994, 'Papers of Thomas Gordon of Cairness (1788-1841)', Northern Scotland 14, 109-112
Smith, A 1874, 'On Aberdeenshire woods, forests and forestry', in Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 6, 264-303.
Tait, A A 1980, The Landscape Garden in Scotland 1735-1835, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh
Tait, A A 1983, 'The landscape garden and Neoclassicism', Journal of Garden History, 3, 4, 317-32
The Statistical Account of Scotland 1792, Statistical Account of the Parish of Lonmay, vol. 16, Edinburgh, 631-36
Walker, D and C McWilliam 1971a, 'Cairness, Aberdeenshire – I', Country Life, January 28, 184-7
Walker, D and C McWilliam 1971b, 'Cairness, Aberdeenshire – II', Country Life, February 4, 248-51
Further unpublished information courtesy of owners, 2010-2011
Architectural Awards: The Georgian Group, www.georgiangroup.org.uk, [accessed 3 Dec 2010]
Cairness House www.cairnesshouse.com, [accessed 3 Dec 2010]
Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers, The Lists of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest, HB 9263, HB 9264, HB 9265, HB 9266 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/heritage/historicandlistedbuildings.htm, [accessed 3 Dec 2010]
Note of Abbreviations used in references
RCAHMS: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
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