Basic Site Details

Name: Orangefield House
Town, district or village: Prestwick (near)
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Original house - Monkton House - built by Samuel Neilson, mason, for Hugh Baillie c. 1740. Rebuilt late 18th century and renamed Orangefield House.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Monkton HouseYesName of original house before late-18th-century rebuilding


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5c. 1740 Build/constructionBuilt
Item 2 of 51906  Additions/alterations
Item 3 of 51913  Additions/alterations
Item 4 of 51933  Converted to hotel for Prestwick Airport
Item 5 of 51966 DemolitionDemolished to make way for airport taxi rank


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 6Samuel NeilsonArchitect, MasonCc. 1740 Original house
Item 2 of 6James Scott HayArchitect 1906 Additions/alterations
Item 3 of 6Colin MenziesArchitectB1913 Additions/alterations
Item 4 of 6David ThomsonArchitectB1913 Additions/alterations
Item 5 of 6Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceB1913 Additions/alterations
Item 6 of 6Alexander MairArchitect 1933 Conversion to hotel for Prestwick Airport


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Baillie, HughClient for Neilson house
Item 2 of 2Staunton, Mrs L MClient for 1913 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Anon1743Braco Case Petitions and Depositions  pp14-15
Item 2 of 3Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp348
Item 3 of 3Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnp54 Illustration

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1933July-Dec p172

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Job list