Basic Site Details

Name: New Church
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of church 2,785

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Cathcart Church  
Item 2 of 3Dance StudioYes 
Item 3 of 3DansarenaYes 

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418071812Build/construction 
Item 2 of 41900 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 41929 Build/constructionWar Memorial gateway (originally at Relief Church)
Item 4 of 41984 Alteration/conversionTo dance studio


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 8David HamiltonArchitectAc. 1807c. 1812Provided design for church - executed by Robert McLachlan
Item 2 of 8Robert McLachlan IArchitect, BuilderAc. 1807 Contracted to build church from designs by David Hamilton
Item 3 of 8Henry Vincent EagleshamArchitectB1900 Alterations
Item 4 of 8J & H V EagleshamArchitectural practiceB1900 Alterations
Item 5 of 8John EagleshamArchitectB1900 Alterations
Item 6 of 8William CowieArchitectD1929 War Memorial gateway - brought here from Relief Church
Item 7 of 8J & J A CarrickArchitectural practiceC1984 conversion to dance studio
Item 8 of 8Ronald Charles Graham C1984 Conversion to dance studio


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Magistrates and Council of Ayr 


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 Pressp127
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp11
Item 3 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Ayrshire Advertiser12 December 1901   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21583 
Item 2 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Ayr Burgh RecordsB6/39 Doc 77.3Ccontracts. Also B6/29/77, 9 and 11.

Now in Na\tional Archives of Scotland (Colvin)
Item 3 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Gardiner McLachlan