Basic Site Details

Name: Barskimming House
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Stair
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Also per HS information from owner, Lord Strathclyde

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 617711774Build/constructionOriginal house
Item 2 of 6c. 1816 Build/constructionRear wings and probably Greek Revival Porch
Item 3 of 61882c. 1884 Rebuilding of main block after fire
Item 4 of 68 March 1882  Damaged by major fire
Item 5 of 619461948Alteration/conversionConversion to houses
Item 6 of 62009 ReconstructionGround floor remodelled


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 HamiltonArchitectBc. 1816 Rear wings and probably Greek revival porch
Item 2 of 7Charles ReidArchitectA1882c. 1884Rebuilding of main block after fire
Item 3 of 7James Maitland WardropArchitectA1882 Rebuilding of main block after fire
Item 4 of 7Wardrop & ReidArchitectural practiceA18821883Rebuilding of main block after fire
Item 5 of 7Alexander DunlopArchitectH19461948Comversion to houses
Item 6 of 7ARP Lorimer & Associates LtdArchitectural practiceF2009 Ground floor remodelled
Item 7 of 7Patrick James LorimerArchitectF2009 Ground floor remodelled


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Miller, William Frederick, Sir - bt 


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 Pressp191-2
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedpp174-6
Item 4 of 4New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  v, p643

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 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19262