Basic Site Details

Name: Hourstons Drapery Warehouse
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Arnott's Department Store  
Item 2 of 3Hourston and Sons  
Item 3 of 3Hourstons of Ayr Department Store  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 222-28, Alloway StreetYes5-bay section
Item 2 of 230, Alloway StreetYes4-bay section


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31894  Original building
Item 2 of 319091910 Further work
Item 3 of 319681971Addition 


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 7Allan StevensonArchitectA1894 Original building - at no 30
Item 2 of 7Gilbert McGarvaArchitectA1894 Original building - as apprentice to Allan Stevenson
Item 3 of 7Allan StevensonArchitectB19091910Further work - 5-bay section - at nos 22-28
Item 4 of 7Thomas McGill CasselsArchitectB1910 Further work - as managing assistant to Allan Stevenson
Item 5 of 7Alexander Murdoch BuchananArchitectD19681971Addition
Item 6 of 7David FergusonArchitectD19681971Addition
Item 7 of 7Stevenson & FergusonArchitectural practiceD19681971Addition


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Hourston, Messrs 
Item 2 of 2House of FraserClient for 1960s work


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 Pressp144
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp18
Item 3 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Ayrshire Advertiser22 December 1910   
Item 2 of 3Builder2 October 1909  p365 - proposed
Item 3 of 3Building5 April 1968  p169

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Ayrshire Archives (from February 2007)Darley- Hay Partnership archive Plans
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47137no 30
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47136nos 22-28
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas McGill Cassels: L v16 no 1175; Gilbert McGarva: L v14 no996 ('Business premises, Alloway St, Ayr', as assistant)