Basic Site Details

Name: Barshare Housing and comprehensive town plan
Town, district or village: Cumnock and Holmhead Burgh
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Won Civic Trust Award for this. Cost of Barshare Housing 1m

Ikm SE of centre

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Housing  
Item 2 of 2Urban planning  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219571961Build/construction 
Item 2 of 217 April 1959 Proposed'Housing Development Phase I - 84 houses and 16 garages. Apply Town Clerk, Cumnock, Ayrshire.' per Builder p758


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 6Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19561963 
Item 2 of 6Rachel WilsonArchitectA1957  
Item 3 of 6Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19571961 
Item 4 of 6Thomas ('Tom') Riddell SpavenArchitectA19571961 
Item 5 of 6Kenneth Edward GrahamArchitectAOctober 1958  
Item 6 of 6Ian Marshall Torrance Samuel Architect, Town PlannerA1960s In Kenneth Graham's team involved in four housing projects in Cumnock


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 Pressp259, 266
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 3 of 3Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp243-4

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder17 April 1959  p758