Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret's RC Church
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Ayr
Grid ref:
Notes: Conflict of information - were the transepts added 1877 or 1893 and by whom?

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Margaret's RC CathedralYes2013

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 123, John StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51826   
Item 2 of 51877 AdditionAddition of short transepts with round windows
Item 3 of 51893  Transepts and sanctuary added.
Item 4 of 5c. 1970 AdditionPresbytery
Item 5 of 519972001RepairRenovation


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 10James DempsterArchitect 1826  
Item 2 of 10Charles Edwin ChildArchitectF1877 Addition of short transepts with round windows
Item 3 of 10George GoldieArchitectF1877 Addition of short transepts with round windows
Item 4 of 10Goldie & ChildArchitectural practiceF1877 Addition of short transepts with round windows
Item 5 of 10David SturrockArchitect 1893 Transepts and sanctuary added
Item 6 of 10John Frederick ('Fred') TorryArchitectCc. 1970 Presbytery
Item 7 of 10William Cowie & TorryArchitectural practiceCc. 1970 Presbytery
Item 8 of 10John MercerArchitect, EngineerG1977 Executant architect for Goldie & Child. Addition of short transepts with round windows
Item 9 of 10Henry Roan RutherfordArchitect, Town PlannerA19972001Renovation, conversion and extension - architect in charge.
Item 10 of 10Wren Rutherford ASL LtdArchitectural practiceA19972001Renovation, conversion and extension

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Margaret's RC Cathedral Hall 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Catholic Directory for Scotland1998Catholic Directory for Scotland   
Item 2 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University PressP167
Item 3 of 4Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp32
Item 4 of 4Love, Dane1995Pictorial history of Ayr  pp15, 50

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Roan RutherfordInformation sent to Dictionary Sent July 2011
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21647