Basic Site Details

Name: Knockdolian House
Town, district or village: Colmonell (near)
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Castle  
Item 2 of 2House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41842  House built
Item 2 of 419041908 Additions
Item 3 of 41937  Dam across Knockdhu Burn on estate
Item 4 of 4c. 1985 Alterations and additionsAlterations and additions to service quarters


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 7David RhindArchitectA1842 House designed/built
Item 2 of 7Allan StevensonArchitectB19041908Additions
Item 3 of 7Thomas McGill CasselsArchitectB1908 Additions - as managing assistant to Allan Stevenson
Item 4 of 7Allan Stevenson & CasselsArchitectural practiceC1937 Dam across Knockdhu Burn on estate
Item 5 of 7Thomas McGill CasselsArchitectC1937 Dam across Knockdhu Burn on estate
Item 6 of 7ARP Anthony Richardson & Partners Dc. 1985 Alterations and additions to service quarters
Item 7 of 7Patrick James LorimerArchitectDc. 1985 Alterations and additions to service quarters


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Cathcart, Alexander of Genoch and Knockdolian 
Item 2 of 2McConnell, J Wfor 1904-8 additions to main house


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp488
Item 2 of 3Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp312
Item 3 of 3Paterson, James History of Ayr and Wigton  vol II

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Ayrshire Archives (from February 2007)Darley- Hay Partnership archive Plans for 1904-8 additions and 1937 bridge
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas McGill Cassels: L v16 no 1175