Basic Site Details

Name: Kyle Union Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Ayr
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of new wing 12,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Ayr Poorhouse  
Item 2 of 2Holmston House HospitalYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518571860 Original building
Item 2 of 51902 AdditionGovernor's house in front of main building
Item 3 of 510 June 1904 Contracts advertisedAdditions and alterations
Item 4 of 51905  New wing added
Item 5 of 51939 Build/constructionWest Lodge


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 4William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)ArchitectA18571860Original building
Item 2 of 4William KerrArchitectD1902 Governor's house in front of main building
Item 3 of 4William KerrArchitectB1905 New wing added
Item 4 of 4Ayr County Architect's OfficeArchitectural practiceC1939 West Lodge


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 Pressp121, 173
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp19
Item 3 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Ayr Poorhouse

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Ayr Advertiser and Galloway Chronicle6 July 1905   
Item 2 of 3British Architect10 June 1904  pviii
Item 3 of 3Builder22 July 1905LXXXIX  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Additional information sent August 2009
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21642 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21643Lodge (C Listed)
Item 4 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 30860/1-34