Basic Site Details

Name: Viking Cinema
Town, district or village: Largs
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans have been prepared by Mr James Houston ARIBA 147 Bath-street Glasgow for the erection of a cinema and car park on the site of Milburn House Irvine-road. [Builder 23 September 1938 Page 620]

The Dean of Guild Court has approved plans for the erection of a cinema in Irvine-road. The architect is Mr James Wilson (sic), 147 Bath-street Glasgow. [Builder 11 November 1938 Page 944]

Messrs John Green and Company Limited, 219 St Vincent-street, Blythswood (Glasgow) have secured the contract for a cinema in Irvine-road. The architect is Mr James Houston Manse-road Bridgend Kilburnie. [Builder 27 January 1939 Page 217]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Irvine RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41938  Drawing dated
Item 2 of 419381939Build/construction 
Item 3 of 41972  Closed
Item 4 of 41983 Demolition 

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 1James HoustonArchitect 19381939 

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Bridgend Picture House 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnp193 Illustration
p193 Illustration
Item 2 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp65 & 194

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder23 September 1938  p620
Item 2 of 3Builder11 November 1938  p944
Item 3 of 3Builder27 January 1939  p217

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJames Houston Collection DC 12668-12725