Basic Site Details

Name: National Burns Memorial, Cottage Homes, Museum and Tower
Town, district or village: Mauchline
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The memorial tower and six cottage homes, which have been built at Mauchline, Ayrshire, as a memorial to the poet Bums, were inaugurated by Mr J G A Baird, MP, on Saturday. They have been built from designs by Mr William Fraser, of Glasgow, and were illustrated in the Building News for 22 January 1897. [Building News 13 May 1898 p671]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Burns National Monument  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle Street Cottages in this street

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61896 Build/constructionMemorial tower
Item 2 of 6May 1898 Openedtower
Item 3 of 61915  nos 2 (or 4) Castle Street gifted to Burns Federation
Item 4 of 61924  nos 2 (or 4) Castle Street gifted to Burns Federation
Item 5 of 61930  Five cottages
Item 6 of 619941996RestorationRestoration of cottages for museum and exhibition space

People

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 6William FraserArchitect 1896 Won competition to secure commission for memorial tower
Item 2 of 6Ninian MacwhannellArchitectAc. 1915 Restoration of cottages for Burns Federation
Item 3 of 6Ninian MacwhannellArchitectBc. 1924 Restoration of cottages for Burns Federation
Item 4 of 6Ninian MacwhannellArchitectC1930 5 cottages
Item 5 of 6ARP Lorimer & Associates LtdArchitectural practiceE19941996Restoration of cottages for museum and exhibition space
Item 6 of 6Patrick James LorimerArchitectE19941996Restoration of cottages for museum and exhibition space

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Ayrshire Architectural Heritage TrustClient for 1990s work
Item 2 of 2Cowie, CharlesProperties bought by Cowie and gifted to Glasgow & District Burns Association

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1897 part 1 p75, 76
Item 2 of 5Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp525
Item 3 of 5Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp147
Item 4 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 5 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1897   267

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1930Jul-Dec p92
Item 2 of 4Builder1896LXX p534
Item 3 of 4Building News22 January 1897  with illustration
Item 4 of 4Building News13 May 1898  p671 - opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library Copy of estimates for building