Basic Site Details

Name: Culzean Estate, home farm
Town, district or village: Culzean
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Farm building  
Item 2 of 2Visitor centre  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517881789Build/construction 
Item 2 of 519721974RestorationAlso conversion to visitor centre.
Item 3 of 51975 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award, EAHY Award Exceptional Merit
Item 4 of 51978 Won award or awardsEuropa Nostra Diploma of Merit (for Country Park centre and exthibition)
Item 5 of 519992000Alterations and additionsBuildings of Scotland gives date as 2003 for remodelling.


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 5Robert AdamArchitectB17871789 
Item 2 of 5The Boys Jarvis Partnership A19721974Restoration and conversion to visitor centre.
Item 3 of 5William Geoffrey JarvisArchitectA19721974Restoration and conversion to visitor centre. Partner in charge.
Item 4 of 5ARP Lorimer & Associates LtdArchitectural practiceC19992000Alterations and additions. Buildings of Scotland gives date as 2003 for remodelling by ARP Lorimer.
Item 5 of 5Patrick James LorimerArchitectC19992000Remodelling? Buildings of Scotland gives date as 2003 for remodelling.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Culzean Country Park Joint Committee 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p15
Item 2 of 7Beazley, E1978Culzean Park Centre: a new use for Robert Adam's Home Farmv35, no10Architectural Digest, December 1978 
Item 3 of 7Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp255-6
Item 4 of 7Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASpp169-172
Item 5 of 7King, David2001The Complete Works of Robert & James Adam  pp330, 331 fig, 469
Item 6 of 7Moss, Michael2002The Magnificent Castle of Culzean and the Kennedy Family Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 
Item 7 of 7Tait, A A1993Robert Adam: Drawings and Imagination  p162

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7596 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Archive photograph circa 1910 B63894; Copes of drawings in the J & A Carrick Collection AYD 43/114-117
Item 3 of 3Soane MuseumSoane Museum Collection Copies of drawings AYD 43/60