Basic Site Details

Name: Knock Castle
Town, district or village: Largs
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: West Lodge is B Listed

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418511852 Original house and garden pavilion block. Also walled garden
Item 2 of 41904  West lodge built
Item 3 of 41908  Additions and alterations and billiard room
Item 4 of 42008 Alteration/conversionAlterations to service wing and door between this wing and main house altered.

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 9John Thomas RocheadArchitect 18511852Original house and garden pavilion block. Also walled garden
Item 2 of 9Arthur John FryersArchitectB1904 West lodge and enlarged house
Item 3 of 9Fryers & PenmanArchitectural practiceB1904 West lodge and enlarged house
Item 4 of 9Larmont Douglas PenmanArchitectB1904 West lodge and enlarged house
Item 5 of 9Arthur John FryersArchitectC1908 Enlarged house and added billiard room
Item 6 of 9Fryers & PenmanArchitectural practiceC1908 Enlarged house and added billiard room
Item 7 of 9Larmont Douglas PenmanArchitectC1908 Enlarged house and added billiard room
Item 8 of 9ARP Lorimer & Associates LtdArchitectural practiceE2008 Alterations to service wing and door between this wing and main house altered.
Item 9 of 9Patrick James LorimerArchitectE2008 Alterations to service wing and door between this wing and main house altered.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Steele, James of Greenock 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp486-7
Item 3 of 4Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp86
Item 4 of 4Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp308

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Largs & Millport Weekly News2 April 1904  West Lodge

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Ayrshire Planning office?Ayrshire County Council Northern District Committee Ayrshire County Council Northern District Committee Minutes 1908
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7306Castle and garden pavilion block
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7274Stable block
Item 4 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7273West Lodge
Item 5 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7308Walled garden and glass houses
Item 6 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of some plans
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Larmont Douglas Penman: L v23 no1830