Basic Site Details

Name: Speirs School
Town, district or village: Beith
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Gate piers etc still C-Listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Speirs CollegeYes 
Item 2 of 2Spiers CollegeYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Barrmill RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21866  Rochead design
Item 2 of 21887   


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 4John Thomas RocheadArchitect 1866 French middle pointed design--not built
Item 2 of 4Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1887  
Item 3 of 4Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA1887  
Item 4 of 4James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA1887  

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 1Monumental shrine for BeithOriginally in schoolyard of Spiers School, Beith; subsequently incorporated in building by Campbell Douglas & Sellars, now demolished. Currently (2006) built into the rear wall of the Auld Kirk bell tower of Beith. Executed by William Brodie.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1880   744
Item 2 of 3Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnpp170-171 Illustration
Item 3 of 3RSA1866   81

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect28 September 1888   
Item 2 of 2British Architect30 September 188728 p256

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49727Gate piers


© All rights reserved. The British Architect, Vol. 28,  30 Sept. 1887, page 256 

© All rights reserved. The British Architect, Vol. 28, 30 Sept. 1887, page 256