Basic Site Details

Name: The Red House
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: What is shown in Academy Architecture is not what was built. Tudor Jacobethan scheme subsequently modified.

This drawing shows the seaward addition first proposed to be made to Red House. The new dining-room and billiard-room, with bedrooms over, were planned for the purpose of securing on the west a greater sea view; and on the south to open up in part the Carrick range of hills. The new wing would have been connected to the offices and older portion of the house by a service lobby and a wide corridor, the latter, with its garden entrance, forming the north side of the bulb garden. Continuing westward is a range of successive lawns and gardens, following the line of a broad central turf walk and divided from one another by walls or hedges. The garden has been laid out, but, in place of the extension here shown, the additions were made to the south side of the main house. The architect is Mr. James A. Morris, of Ayr, and the drawing was exhibited last year in the Royal Academy. [Building News 6 January 1899 p7]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Savoy Park HotelYesCurrent name

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 116, Racecourse RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418841886  
Item 2 of 418981899 Addition and gardens
Item 3 of 419061909 Additions
Item 4 of 41929 Design exhibitedProposed addition


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 6James Archibald MorrisArchitectA18841886 
Item 2 of 6Alexander Alban Hamilton Scott (or Archibald Alban Hamilton Scott, or Augustine Alban Hamilton Scott)ArchitectB1896 Additions - as assistant to James Archibald Morris
Item 3 of 6James Archibald MorrisArchitectB18961899Addition and gardens
Item 4 of 6James CarrickArchitectC19061909Additions - as assistant to James Kennedy Hunter
Item 5 of 6James Kennedy HunterArchitectC19061909Additions
Item 6 of 6James Archibald MorrisArchitectD1929 Proposed addition - design exhibited


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Orr-Ewing, C L - MP 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Academy Architecture1898 part 1 p47
Item 2 of 8Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University PressP155
Item 3 of 8Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp122, 155
Item 4 of 8Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp28
Item 5 of 8Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp367
Item 6 of 8Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1899   697
Item 7 of 8Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1929   198
Item 8 of 8RSA1898   561

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News6 January 1899  p7 and illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21744 
Item 2 of 3J & J A CarrickHandlist of works by James Carrick (copy in possession of DMW)  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Hamilton Scott: L v20 no1574