Basic Site Details

Name: Kelly House
Town, district or village: Wemyss Bay
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318901891 Rebuilt and extended
Item 2 of 31899 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 35 December 1913 Destruction/demolitionBurnt on this date. Ruins cleared 1940.


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 2William LeiperArchitect 18901891Rebuilt and extended
Item 2 of 2John Balfour Symington Abercrombie (or Balfour Abercrombie)Architect After 1906Before 1910Alterations to Leiper house


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Clark-Neill, Jfor alterations and additions by Balfour Abercrombie
Item 2 of 2Stephen, AlexanderShipbuilder-- Rebuilding and extension of 1890-1891


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1899, no 1745
Item 2 of 4Sweeney, Dan2015Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire Windan Pressppp138-139
Item 3 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p144
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder24 February 1900LXXVIII Staircase illustration
Item 2 of 2Builders Journal12 January 1898  p488

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Balfour Abercrombie: L v1 no 68 (microfilm reel 29)
Item 2 of 2Watt Library, GreenockWatt Library Photographs