Basic Site Details

Name: Ayr Academy
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Busts of Wilkie Burns & Watt by James Young sculptor.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fort StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718781880Build/construction 
Item 2 of 71895 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 719071909 Additions including art school
Item 4 of 719111913Alterations and additions 
Item 5 of 71917  Assembly hall redecoration?
Item 6 of 719361938AdditionLarge rear extension
Item 7 of 71939  Memorial hall


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 8Clarke & Bell A18781880 
Item 2 of 8George Bell I A18781880 
Item 3 of 8William Clarke A18781880 
Item 4 of 8James Archibald Morris E1895 Alterations
Item 5 of 8James Archibald Morris D19071909Additions including art school and assembly hall redecoration
Item 6 of 8James Archibald Morris F19111913Alterations
Item 7 of 8William Reid G19361938Large rear extension - as County Architect
Item 8 of 8William Reid B1939 Memorial hall - as County Architect


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 Pressp130
Item 2 of 6Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp11
Item 3 of 6RSA1909   410
Item 4 of 6RSA1917   506
Item 5 of 6Strawhorn, John1983750 years of a Scottish school: Ayr Academy 1233-1983   
Item 6 of 6Strawhorn, John and Andrew, Ken1998Discovering Ayrshire  pp102-103

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21582