Blairquhan House

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Alternative Names Blairquhan Castle
Site Type COUNTRY HOUSE
Canmore ID 41501
Site Number NS30NE 2
NGR NS 36531 05468
Council SOUTH AYRSHIRE
Parish STRAITON (KYLE AND CARRICK)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District KYLE AND CARRICK
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

NS30NE 2.00 36531 05468


NS30NE 2.01 35873 05257 Girvan Lodge
NS30NE 2.02 36733 05496 Ice-house
NS30NE 2.03 37387 05299 Near Lodge
NS30NE 2.04 36781 05333 Greenhouse
NS30NE 2.05 36908 05367 Garden Cottage
NS30NE 2.06 36616 05482 Stables
NS30NE 2.07 36951 05477 Kennels
NS30NE 2.08 35251 08033 Blairquhan/Ayr Lodge


NMRS REFERENCE:

Architect Robert Wallace - 1818 design for new house - not executed
James Gillespie Graham 1813 & 1814 - reconstruction of old house - not executed

William Burn 1824

Blairquhan Drawings
A collection of working drawings for Blairquhan House by William Burn 1824. Deposited on indefinate loan by Sir James Hunter Blair Bt.

William Burn design with strong Tudor-Gothic elements.
Photographed on behalf of the Buildings of Scotland series (2009).

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Archaeological Notes

NS30NE 2.00 36531 05468


(NS 3653 0546) Blairquhan (NAT)
OS 6" map (1910)

Blairquhan was rebuilt in 1824 almost on the site of the old Castle of Blairquhan, a considerable part of which was built about 1570, although McWhirter's Tower was some centuries older. Old windows and mouldings are preserved in the kitchen court of the modern mansion.
New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845; A H Millar 1885; R Bryden 1915

Blairquhan is a large modern mansion. As stated above, old windows and mouldings are visible in the kitchen courtyard (NS 3656 0547), but are no doubt insertions from the earlier castle, upon the site of which the present mansion stands.
Visited by OS (JD) 22 November 1955

No change to the previous field report.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 6 September 1968

No further information.
Visited by OS (MJF) 7 October 1980

Visible on aerial photographs taken by RCAHMS (1977) and CUCAP (1980).

1 May 2007
 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Project 2007 RCAHMS Aerial Survey

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Books and References

Blairquhan Estate Office (c.2000) Blairquhan, Advertising Leaflet Blairquhan
Held at RCAHMS D.11.23.BLA.P

Blairquhan Estate Office (c.2000) Blairquhan Castle and holiday cottages, Advertising Leaflet Blairquhan
Held at RCAHMS D.11.23.BLA.P

Blairquhan Estate Office (c.2000) Blairquhan, Advertising Leaflet Blairquhan
Held at RCAHMS D.11.23.BLA.P

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