Basic Site Details

Name: Wemyss Bay Railway Station
Town, district or village: Wemyss Bay
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319031904  
Item 2 of 31990s RestorationWith Archie Clark as resident architect and safety officer
Item 3 of 31994 Won award or awards1994 Scotrail received the International Brunel Award for Intermediate Size Stations and the Ian Allan Heritage Award.


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 8Caledonian Railway Company Architect's and Engineer's Department A19031905 
Item 2 of 8Herbert Mayer Barker A19031903Station and pier - as assistant to Donald A Matheson in Caledonian Railway Company Engineer's Office
Item 3 of 8James Miller A19031904 
Item 4 of 8James Smith A19031905As assistant in Caledonian Railway Architect's and Engineer's Department
Item 5 of 8Matthew Adam A19031905As assistant in Caledonian Railway Architect's and Engineer's Department
Item 6 of 8Robert Whitelaw Caldwell A19031905As assistant
Item 7 of 8Archibald James Campbell Clark G1990s Resident architect and site safety officer for the restoration of the Wemyss Bay Station building but not involved with the cottages on the site.
Item 8 of 8Reiach & Hall G1990s Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Railway Company 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Wemyss Bay Railway Station, Cottages 
Item 2 of 2Wemyss Bay Railway Station, Station Master's House 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p146

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building Industries15 March 1904   
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Herald4 June 1904   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of Archie ClarkInformation sent to Dictionary website Sent September 2014
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12473 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Drawing nos 124 and 201 Red box
Item 4 of 5RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection Photograph of booking office
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Matthew Adam: L v22 no1769; Herbert Mayer Barker: L v23 no1845; Robert Whitelaw Caldwell: L v23 no1873; James Smith: A v17 p39 (microfilm reel 19)