Basic Site Details

Name: St John's Tower
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fort CastleYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1860  Conversion to house for John Miller
Item 2 of 319101914RestorationIncluding removal of some additions
Item 3 of 3October 1913October 1914Plans datedDate of plans by J K Hunter for restoration


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 3John MurdochArchitect c. 1860 Conversion to house for John Miller
Item 2 of 3James CarrickArchitectA19101914Restoration. Miller's house removed for restoration of tower. Carrick as assistant to James Kennedy Hunter
Item 3 of 3James Kennedy HunterArchitectA19101914Restoration. Miller's house removed for restoration of tower


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp147
Item 2 of 2Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASpp15 & 21

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3J & J A CarrickHandlist of works by James Carrick (copy in possession of DMW)  
Item 2 of 3Kyle and Carrick District CouncilAyr Dean of Guild Drawings  
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of plans AYD 114/1-24