Basic Site Details

Name: St Andrews Free Church and hall
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost £4,000 to build. Competition assessed by Hippolyte Jean Blanc. Plans held at church (1980).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Free St Andrews Church and hall  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 139, Park CircusYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41892 Competition held 
Item 2 of 41893  Competition design exhibited
Item 3 of 41897  Hall
Item 4 of 41962 AdditionBrick hall added


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 9John Bennie WilsonArchitect 18921893Won commission in competition
Item 2 of 9James Archibald MorrisArchitectB1893 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 9James Kennedy HunterArchitectB1893 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 9Morris & HunterArchitectural practiceB1893 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 9William Gardner RowanArchitect 1894 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 9William McClellandArchitect 1897 Hall
Item 7 of 9David FergusonArchitectS1962 Brick hall added
Item 8 of 9John Vallace Stevenson S1962 Brick hall added
Item 9 of 9Stevenson & FergusonArchitectural practiceS1962 Brick hall added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 9Academy Architecture1893   p75 J B Wilson's design
Item 2 of 9Academy Architecture1894   p80 (Rowan's design)
Item 3 of 9Academy Architecture1895   p85 (Morris & Hunter's design)
Item 4 of 9Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp24
Item 5 of 9Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1893   783 (J B Wilson's design)
Item 6 of 9Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1894   846 (Rowan's design)
Item 7 of 9Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1895   274
Item 8 of 9Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1893, no 1488 (Morris & Hunter)
Item 9 of 9RSA1896   455

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2BuilderEarly 1892LXII p357
Item 2 of 2Building News6 May 1892  J B Wilson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21722 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Bennie Wilson: F v20 no1428 (microfilm reel 13)