Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Irvine Academy
Town, district or village: Irvine
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Accommodation for 500 scholars at a cost of 15,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Irvine Royal Academy  
Item 2 of 2Old Irvine AcademyYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Academy RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418141816Build/constructionEarlier building on same site
Item 2 of 418991901  
Item 3 of 4December 1901 Opened27 December?
Item 4 of 41930 AdditionExtension


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4David HamiltonArchitectB18141816Earlier academy on same site.
Item 2 of 4John Armour (junior)ArchitectA18991902As assistant to his father
Item 3 of 4John Armour (senior)ArchitectA18991902 
Item 4 of 4William ReidArchitect 1930 Extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp382
Item 2 of 4Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp 59
Item 3 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 4McJannet, A F1938The Royal Burgh of Irvine  p231

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1930Jan-Jun p208
Item 2 of 2Building News3 January 1902  p48

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35417 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Armour Junior: L v11 no607 (microfilm reel 33) & F no1750 (microfilm reel 14)