Basic Site Details

Name: Wallace Tower
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Wallace Tower Halls Extension by John Mercer

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Tower  
Item 2 of 2Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2172-176, High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 21-7, Mill StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218311834Build/construction 
Item 2 of 219 March 1886  Plans dated - additions and extension with shops


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 3Thomas HamiltonArchitectA18311834 
Item 2 of 3John ParkerMasonG18311834 
Item 3 of 3John MercerArchitect, Engineer 1886 Shops in extension (Wallace Tower Halls)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp134
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep38

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Ayr Advertiser1 April 1886   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21636172-176 (Even Nos) High Street and 1-7 (Odd Nos) Mill Street, Wallace Tower
Item 2 of 5Kyle and Carrick District CouncilAyr Dean of Guild Drawings  
Item 3 of 5National Archives of ScotlandAyr Town Council MinutesB 6/18/27; B 6/39/101/15The latter is the contract
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 2561Also drawings in Ayr Burgh Architect's Office.
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of plans?