Alterations to Woodbourne, Wemyss Bay

M247 Alterations to Woodbourne, Wemyss Bay

Address: Wemyss Bay Road, Wemyss Bay PA18 6AD
Date: 1904
Client: Thomas Dunlop
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of Woodbourne

John Honeyman & Keppie's work at this large red-sandstone house was primarily decorative, including substantial painting work in the house, stables and a gardener's house; new fireplace fittings in several rooms; and plumbing. The work coincided with the apparent acquisition of the property by client Thomas Dunlop. 1 Woodbourne is located a short distance from Dunloe.

Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office of John Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.

Cost from office job book: £764 5s 0d

Status: Standing building

Current name: Woodbourne

Current use: Residential (2014)

Grid Reference: NS 1934 6936

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.883425, lng = -4.889863   (Map)


1: Dunlop's home address in the 1904–5 Glasgow Post Office Directory is given as 'Waterside Cottage, Langbank'. The following year it is 'Woodbourne, Wemyss Bay'. Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1904–5, p. 200; 1905–6, p. 267.