Basic Site Details

Name: The Moorings, Pierhead
Town, district or village: Largs
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: NB In NMRS there is later work on various properties of the Castlevecchi elsewhere in Largs - but outwith period of DSA.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Bath StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Main StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3PierheadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1935  Date of plans for new premises
Item 2 of 3c. 1938c. 1955 Store for Lugano Restaurant (HD L/15/1)
Item 3 of 31951  Further alterations


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 2James HoustonArchitect 19351936 
Item 2 of 2___ JordanArchitectB1951 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Castelvecchi, LClient for new café
Item 2 of 3Castlesons, MessrsClient for 1950 alterations
Item 3 of 3Lugano, Messrs LtdClient on some drawings in NMRS database - perhaps owned old building or adjacent property?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnpp154-55 Illustration
Item 2 of 3McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp59, 93 & 194
Item 3 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1938   257

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJames Houston Collection HD L/15/1; DC 12488-12658; DC 12728, 12740-12779, 12827-29, DC 44102-44124
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Houston: F no3577 (combined box 25)