Basic Site Details

Name: Gurphur
Town, district or village: Ballantrae
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: The name Gurphur was abandoned in favour of Laggan House by the time the MacGibbons had left it.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Laggan HouseYes 
Item 2 of 2Logan House  

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 3c. 1868   
Item 2 of 31886 Alterations and additions'Buildings of Scotland' indicate that the house was built from scratch at this time, rather than additions.
Item 3 of 31914  Extension for Major Hughes Onslow


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 3David MacGibbonArchitect c. 1868 Original house for himself
Item 2 of 3Allan StevensonArchitectA1886 Additions and alterations
Item 3 of 3James MillerArchitect 1914 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2MacGibbon, DavidOriginal house (for himself). Estate inherited from his father.
Item 2 of 2Onslow, Hughes, Major1914 extension


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 Pressp491
Item 2 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp191
Item 3 of 3Davis, Michael C1991The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire Ardrishaig, Argyll: privately publishedp314

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Ayrshire Archives (from February 2007)Darley- Hay Partnership archive Plans for 1886 additions and alterations
Item 2 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSBook of watercolours Project watercolour
Item 3 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 12 drawings