Basic Site Details

Name: Doonholm
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 'Buildings of Scotland' attributes the addition of 1898 to Alexander Nisbet Paterson indicating he worked for Campbell Douglas and Sellars at this date. This is incorrect. Paterson never worked for this practice and they did not exist in 1898 anyway.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51760  Original house
Item 2 of 518981902 Addition
Item 3 of 5c. 1911  Alterations and additions on estate
Item 4 of 51938  Reconditioning of several staff cottages
Item 5 of 51980 RestorationIncluding removal of rear additions dating from mid-19th century


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8Alexander Barr MorrisonArchitectA18981902Addition
Item 2 of 8Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18981902Addition
Item 3 of 8Campbell Douglas & MorrisonArchitectural practiceA18981901Addition
Item 4 of 8John Rutherford JohnstoneArchitect c. 1911 Alterations and additions on estate
Item 5 of 8J & J A CarrickArchitectural practiceC1938 Reconditioning of several staff cottages
Item 6 of 8James Andrew CarrickArchitectC1938 Reconditioning of several staff cottages
Item 7 of 8James CarrickArchitectC1938 Reconditioning of several staff cottages
Item 8 of 8Ronald Alexander F1980 Restoration which included the removal of the rear elevation.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Fergusson, Dr WilliamClient for original house
Item 2 of 2Kennedy, JClient for 1890s work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Stables, Doonholm 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp95
Item 2 of 3Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp240
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal1910v17London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2J & J A CarrickHandlist of works by James Carrick (copy in possession of DMW)  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Rutherford Johnstone: L v14 no987