Basic Site Details

Name: Kilwinning Parish Church
Town, district or village: Kilwinning
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Abbey Parish Church  
Item 2 of 2Kilwinning abbey  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 417731775Build/construction 
Item 2 of 41815 Build/constructionFree standing bell-tower on site of NW tower of old abbey
Item 3 of 41878 RepairSurvey and repairs
Item 4 of 4After 1920Before 1942 Restoration


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 6John SwanArchitectC17731775 
Item 2 of 6John GarlandMasonD17731775 
Item 3 of 6David HamiltonArchitectC1815 Free standing bell-tower on site of NW tower of old abbey
Item 4 of 6William de B M GallowayArchitectE1878 Survey and repairs
Item 5 of 6Gabriel SteelArchitectAAfter 1920Before 1942Restoration
Item 6 of 6Hay & SteelArchitectural practiceAAfter 1920Before 1942Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Archaeological Society of Ayr and WigtonClient for 1878 restoration

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 1Abbey Parish Church, war memorial 


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 Pressp467-471
Item 2 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 3Ker, William Lee1883Kilwinning Abbey Ardrossanp174-83.

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Proceedings of the Soc. of Antiquaries of Scotland2012142 p449 (Article by Anna Ritchie)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Gabriel Steel: F no3861 (box 29)