Alterations to Skelmorlie Bank

M165 Alterations to Skelmorlie Bank

Address: Skelmorlie
Date: [1898]
Client: William Smith
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Tenders were submitted but no payments were made for John Honeyman & Keppie's substantial but unspecified alterations to the large house of cotton manufacturer and mill owner, William Smith, in the affluent coastal village of Skelmorlie, suggesting that the work was not carried out. The entries in the job book either side of this project are dated 1898 and 1899 suggesting a date of around this time.

John Honeyman lived in Skemorlie between 1869 and 1881, during which time he was commissioned to design a number of houses and other buildings. His firm returned later to extend and make alterations to several of these. 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.

Status: Demolished

Grid Reference: NS 1927 6665 (approximate)

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.859060, lng = -4.889249   (Map)

Notes:

1: David Stark, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., Catrine, Ayrshire: Stenlake Publishing, 2004, p. 110–21.