Basic Site Details

Name: Free Church and Manse
Town, district or village: New Cumnock
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: FREE CHURCH, NEW CUMNOCK, AYRSHIRE - This church is about to be built to accommodate over 400 sitters, It is planned with a nave and one side aisle, the aisle being separated from the nave by an arcade of three pointed arches of dressed stone, supported by piers and responds, which are also of dressed stone. The entrance is through a double porch which, with the main gable of the nave and its traceried windows, the broad flanking buttresses and the bell tower, form the principal features of the design. The roof will be of open timber construction. A session-room, vestry, and lavatory are provided. The church will be heated by low-pressure hot-water pipes. The whole seating accommodation will be entirely on the ground floor. A manse is also to be built. Mr James Kennedy Hunter, Ayr, is architect for both the church and the manse, and contracts for both have recently been let to the following contractors: mason work, A Beattie, New Curnnock; joiner work, D Mathieson, New Cumnock; plumber and slater work, W Auld & Son, Ayr; plaster work, M. Carnpbell & Sons, Catrine; heating work, Boyd & Sons, Paisley; glazier work, The Glass Stainers Company, Glasgow. The cost of church and manse will be about 2,500. [Builder 15 May 1897 p445]

Opened in 1899 to serve the mining district of Bank. A decline in its congregation led to closure in 1961 and subsequent demolition.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank Free Church  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11897 Tenders submitted 


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 1James Kennedy HunterArchitect 1897  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder15 May 1897  p445