Alterations to Gadgirth, near Annbank

M231 Alterations to Gadgirth, near Annbank

Address: near Annbank, Ayrshire
Date: 1903–4
Client: Finlay Smith
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)
1808
Gadgirth House built, replacing earlier castle. 1
1903
22 August: Earliest payment to contractor. 2
1904
October: Latest payments to contractors. 3
1905
A drawing of the new library at Gadgirth is exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts alongside perspectives of The Hill House and an elevation of T. & R. Annan's premises. The library drawing does not appear to have been published. 4
1949
August: Gadgirth Estate is sold at auction. The house is bought by Ayrshire County Council who propose to convert it into a children's home. 5
1953
June: Gadgirth opens as an Ayrshire County Council children's home with 23 places. 6
1968
House demolished. 7

Notes:

1: Zane Love, Lost Ayrshire, Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2005, p. 112.

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 23.

3: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 25.

4: Roger Billcliffe, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1861–1989 : A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow: Woodend Press, 1990–2, vol. 2, p. 245.

5: 'Gadgirth Estate Sale', Ayrshire Post, 12 August 1949, p. 4.

6: 'County Council open Gadgirth House', Ayrshire Post, 26 June 1953, p. 10.

7: Zane Love, Lost Ayrshire, Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2005, p. 112.