Basic Site Details

Name: Skelmorlie Parish Church
Town, district or village: Skelmorlie
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 4,976. Old Church is now the church hall. The transept (replaced by the tower of the new church) was added by 'Mr Clarke', who was presumably William Clarke of Clarke & Bell.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Parish Church  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518551856 Original church - now used as hall
Item 2 of 51858  Transept added to old church
Item 3 of 51893   
Item 4 of 51895  Lamp beside doorway
Item 5 of 51898  Pulpit and other fittings


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 9William Gibson Rowan D  Reredos - carved by John Crawford, carver.
Item 2 of 9Clarke & Bell B1858 Transept added to old church (now the hall)
Item 3 of 9William Clarke B1858 Transept added to old church (now the hall)
Item 4 of 9Honeyman & Keppie C1893After 1894(?) 
Item 5 of 9John Honeyman C1893After 1894(?) 
Item 6 of 9Alexander McRae CAfter 1894Before 1896As assistant to Honeyman & Keppie
Item 7 of 9Charles Rennie Mackintosh  1895 Lamp beside door
Item 8 of 9Honeyman & Keppie D1898 Pulpit and other fittings
Item 9 of 9John Honeyman D1898 Pulpit and other fittings


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp610-611
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp87
Item 3 of 3Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp119-21

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Charles Rennie Mackintosh Soc. Newsletter/Journal1982Autumn, no 33  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7269 
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7270Lamp
Item 3 of 6Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 4 of 6Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 251
Item 5 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Kirk Session Records CH2/382/1
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander McRae: L v19 no1442