Basic Site Details

Name: Fergushill Church
Town, district or village: Benslie, Kilwinning
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Fergushill Quod Sacra Parish Church in Benslie, Kilwinning. This church was opened in October 1878 and closed on 26th April 2009. It was built to serve the mining villages of Benslie and Fergushill near Kilwinning, Ayrshire. There are currently plans to convert it into a private residence.

The building was funded by the Earl of Eglinton, Robert Robertson Glasgow of Montgreenan, and Archibald Finnie, one of the local coalmasters.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2October 1878 Opened 
Item 2 of 226 April 2009 Closed 

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 1William Atkinson RailtonArchitectA18781879 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp199
Item 2 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp199
Item 3 of 3Kerr, William Lee1900Kilwinning   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Chris HawksworthInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent April 2011.