Basic Site Details

Name: Girvan High School
Town, district or village: Girvan
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The building is planned with a central hall on each floor giving direct access to the classrooms, the upper floor hall having an open gallery on one side, with high mullioned windows connecting he two storeys. There are separate entrances for boys and girls at each end of the hall. Nine classrooms are provided for thirty pupilseach. On the upper floor there are a science room, art room, cookery and laundry room and gymnasium, while a portion of the old school has been converted into a workroom for 20 boys. The principal facade is in a free treatment of Renaissance, executed in red sandstone, while the other elevations are of brick and roughcast with stone dressings. [Building News 6 September 1912 pp243-344]

Cost 7,000. Formally opened Monday 2 September 1912

Perhaps further work by Cowie Torry & Partners?

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ayr College  

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 120F, Henrietta Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319111912Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31912 Building dated 
Item 3 of 3September 1912 Opened 


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 1William CowieArchitectA19111912 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Girvan School Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp342
Item 2 of 2Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp180

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News6 September 1912  pp343-344