Auchencraig, Largs

M040 Auchencraig, Largs

Address: Auchencraig, Irvine Road, Largs KA30 8EY
Date: 1891–3; 1894; 1895–6
Client: Dr Robert Kirkwood
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

John Honeyman & Keppie designed a large, red sandstone house and roadside lodge on the S. edge of Largs, Ayrshire, for retired physician Dr Robert Kirkwood. The house has an interesting wooden porch with bell-shaped roof and Glasgow-Style stained glass which was added following completion of the house. The stained glass was probably installed at an even later date. By 1895, the house was named Auchencraig. 1

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: £4552 5s 9d

Status: Standing building; divided in four flats

Current name: Auchencraig

Current use: Residential (2014)

Grid Reference: NS 2088 5811

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.783076, lng = -4.857438   (Map)


1: O. S., Ayrshire III.12 (Largs) (25 inch, 2nd edition, 1895–7).