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Kirkmichael House

Country House (18th Century)

Site Name Kirkmichael House

Classification Country House (18th Century)

Canmore ID 41538

Site Number NS30NW 8

NGR NS 34088 08440

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Kirkmichael (Kyle And Carrick)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS30NW 8.00 34088 08440

NS30NW 8.01 34271 08318 Walled Garden

NS30NW 8.02 34351 08428 Gate Piers

NS30NW 8.03 34246 08618 Gate-lodge and Gates

NS30NW 8.04 34179 08589 Stables

(NS 3409 0843) Kirkmichael House has been considerably repaired; it is mentioned by Abercrummie in 1688.

Name Book 1856; J Paterson 1852

Kirkmichael House is a modernised mansion. The early part of the house is a late 16th- or early 17th- century block, four storeys high with a circular stair-turret on the N.

Visited by OS (JD) 7 December 1955

Kirkmichael House (name confirmed) is now a residential school for boys. It is as described above.

Visited by OS (EGC) 16 September 1968

No change to the previous report.

Visited by OS (JRL) 8 August 1977

Architecture Notes

AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY HOUSE FORMS THE CORE OF THE PRESENT MANSION.

IN VICTORIAN TIMES IT WAS ENLARGED WITH THE ADDITION OF BARONIAL STYLE KEEP (TO ONE END) AND CROW-STEPPED WINGS.

Acquired by the Ayr Division of the Miners' Welfare Fund in the early 1920s and converted into a convalescent home for men injured whilst working in the coal industry. It worked in tandem with a convalescent home for women in Troon.

NMRS REFERENCE:

Architect: Allan Stevenson & Cassells. 1922. Adds & alts for Ayrshire District Welfare Committee.

" " " 1923. Alts & adds to gate-lodge.

" " " 1925. Adds to house.

Plans: at Darley Hay Partnership, Ayr.

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