Basic Site Details

Name: Blairquhan Castle
Town, district or village: Straiton
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Landscape proposal by Thomas White 1803. However Sir James Hunter Blair's own scheme was implemented while the old castle still stood.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51803 Plans drawn upPlans for landscape - not executed
Item 2 of 51813 Plans drawn upScheme of remodelling old castle
Item 3 of 518201824Build/constructionHouse - and bridge by Ayr Lodge
Item 4 of 519671970RepairRepairs and restoration. Kitchen court partly converted into estate offices.
Item 5 of 51970 Won award or awardsSaltire Award

People

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 6Thomas White juniorLandscape architectH1803 Plans drawn up but not executed
Item 2 of 6James Gillespie GrahamArchitectE1813 Scheme for remodelling old castle - not executed.
Item 3 of 6Robert WallaceArchitectG1818 Scheme for new house
Item 4 of 6William BurnArchitectD18201824House - and bridge by Ayr Lodge
Item 5 of 6Michael Donald LairdArchitectA19671970Repairs and restoration. Kitchen court partly converted into estate offices.
Item 6 of 6Michael Laird & Partners A19671970Repairs and restoration. Kitchen court partly converted into estate offices.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Blair, Sir David HunterClient for William Burn work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p63
Item 2 of 7Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp204-206
Item 3 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 7Millar, A H1885Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire   
Item 5 of 7Neale, J P1825Seats2nd series iii
Item 6 of 7RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Country Life16 April 1973  Article by A Rowan
Item 2 of 2Country Life23 April 1973  Article by A Rowan

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2BlairquhanArchives  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection