Basic Site Details

Name: St Sophia's RC Church and presbytery house
Town, district or village: Galston
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for Anderson's unexecuted designs for St Patrick's RC Church, Troon, to which this relates.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41885  First turf cut
Item 2 of 41886   
Item 3 of 424 December 1886 Opened 
Item 4 of 420022003Restoration 


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 4(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18841886 
Item 2 of 4Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceA18841886 
Item 3 of 4Robert Weir SchultzArchitectD18841886As assistant to Anderson may have had a hand in the design.
Item 4 of 4William Iain MunroArchitectC20022003Restoration


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 Pressp329
Item 2 of 4Hannah, Rosemary2003St Sophia's Church, Galston, the vast space of the interiorv46Architectural History, v46, 2003, p255-268p259 onwards
Item 3 of 4Hannah, Rosemary 2021The Grand Designer: Third Marquis of Bute Birlinnp215-6
Item 4 of 4Stamp, Gavin1981Robert Weir Schultz, Architect, and his work for the Marquesses of Bute  London: The Curwen Press / Mount Stuartp12

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Weekly Supplement & Advertiser for Galston…31 December 1886   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 2Mount StuartBute Archives Several letters from Lord Bute to Lady Bute