Basic Site Details

Name: Ayr New Bridge
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Alexander Stevens had designed the earlier New Bridge in 1786-9. Robert Adam had produced plans for this but there is no reason to suspect that Stevens saw these. (Buildings of Scotland)

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217861789Build/constructionEarlier bridge on same site
Item 2 of 218771879  


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 5Alexander Stevens seniorEngineerD17861789Earlier bridge on same site. Found to be unsafe and demolished in 1877.
Item 2 of 5Benjamin Hall Blyth IIArchitect, EngineerA18771879 
Item 3 of 5Blyth & CunninghamArchitectural practiceA18771879 
Item 4 of 5Edward Lawrence Ireland BlythArchitect, EngineerA18771879 
Item 5 of 5George Miller CunninghamArchitectA18771879'Buildings of Scotland' indicates he was responsible.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp121, 135
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp12
Item 3 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21688 
Item 2 of 2NAS National Archives of ScotlandArchive with prefix letter BB6/29/7Minutes of Trustees