Basic Site Details

Name: Skelmorlie Castle
Town, district or village: Skelmorlie
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 1876 additions cost 800.
1856 and 1864 additions largely demolished after fire in 1959.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418561864 Additions and alterations, including S wing
Item 2 of 41876  Additions, 800
Item 3 of 41959 DamageDamaged by fire.
Item 4 of 41962 Alteration/conversionRestoration and reducation


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 5William Atkinson RailtonArchitect 18561864Alterations and additions, monogrammed 'W R Architect', including S wing
Item 2 of 5John HoneymanArchitect 1876 Additions
Item 3 of 5Alastair Frew Wallace (or Alexander Frew Wallace)ArchitectA1962 Restoration
Item 4 of 5Noad & WallaceArchitectural practiceA1962 Restoration
Item 5 of 5Richard Mervyn Noad (or simply Mervyn Noad)ArchitectA1962 Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Graham, John1856, 1864 and 1876 additions


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 Pressp614-5
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp86
Item 3 of 3Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp372

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Ayrshire Archives (from February 2007)Darley- Hay Partnership archive Plans (not signed) of 1856 and 1864
Item 2 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection job Book
Item 3 of 3Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 178a