Basic Site Details

Name: Kilkerran House
Town, district or village: Maybole
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Dailly
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61744 Build/constructionDate of installation of chinmeypieces in parlour
Item 2 of 618141822AdditionBowed extensions at either end of the W front
Item 3 of 6July 1855August 1855 Drawings dated - single-storey Classical extension by Bryce containing billiard room
Item 4 of 618731875 Dining room and office court
Item 5 of 612 April 187316 August 1873 Drawings dated for Brown & Wardrop additions
Item 6 of 613 October 1875  Drawings dated for stables


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 7William Adam C1744 Two chimneypeices in parlour are probably those provided by William Adam in 1744.
Item 2 of 7James Gillespie Graham F18141822Bowed extensions at either end of front
Item 3 of 7David Bryce  1855 Single-storey Classical extension
Item 4 of 7Brown & Wardrop B1873 Dining room, office court and stable block
Item 5 of 7Charles Reid B18731875Dining room, office court and stable block
Item 6 of 7James Maitland Wardrop B18731875Dining room, office court and stable block
Item 7 of 7Wardrop & Reid B1874(?)1875Dining room, office court and stable block


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Fergusson, Sir James Bt.1814-22 and 1855


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp410-412
Item 2 of 6Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp185
Item 3 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 6Millar, A H1885Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire   
Item 5 of 6Moss, Michael2002The Magnificent Castle of Culzean and the Kennedy Family Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Pressp196
Item 6 of 6Rowan, A J1975Kilkerran, Ayrshire, I & II1 and 8 May 1975Country Life, 1 and 8 May 1975 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1114 
Item 2 of 3Kilkerran HousePlans at house Working drawings
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of plans AYD 99/23-31(billiard room by Bryce and additions by Brown & Wardrop), AYD 99/35-39 ???, AYD 99/41-42 stables by Wardrop