Basic Site Details

Name: The Old Church, Ayr
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Auld Kirk of Ayr  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Old Church, Kirk PortYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 916531656Build/construction 
Item 2 of 91836  Extensive repairs by Bryce
Item 3 of 91871 RestorationRestoration after fire
Item 4 of 91877 AdditionGabled dormers
Item 5 of 91891 AdditionFont
Item 6 of 91909 RestorationWilliam Adair Monument d1684
Item 7 of 91922 AdditionFirst World War Memorial
Item 8 of 91930s  Session house
Item 9 of 919691971AdditionHalls added


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 15Theophilus RankineMasonA16531656 
Item 2 of 15David BryceArchitect 1836 Extensive repairs
Item 3 of 15James Inglis McDermentArchitect, EngineerT1871 Restoration after fire
Item 4 of 15James Inglis McDermentArchitect, EngineerU1877 Gabled dormers added
Item 5 of 15James Archibald MorrisArchitectH1891 Font
Item 6 of 15James Archibald MorrisArchitectS1891 Font in halls
Item 7 of 15James Archibald MorrisArchitectG1909 Restoration of monument to William Adair (d1684)
Item 8 of 15Charles James McNairArchitectH1922 First World War Memorial
Item 9 of 15Charles James McNairArchitectA1930s Session House
Item 10 of 15McNair & ElderArchitectural practiceA1930s Session House
Item 11 of 15Robert Walter ElderArchitectA1930s Session House
Item 12 of 15Alexander Murdoch BuchananArchitectD19691971Halls added
Item 13 of 15David FergusonArchitectD19691971Halls added
Item 14 of 15John Vallace Stevenson D19691971Halls added
Item 15 of 15Stevenson & FergusonArchitectural practiceD19691971Halls added


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Ayr Town Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp122, 125
Item 2 of 2Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works1892, 2nd edition, p98

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1932Jan-June p311

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21653 
Item 3 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 2567/1-8