Black Clauchrie House

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Black Clauchrie House
General information
Type Manor house
Architectural style Arts and Crafts
Location Barrhill, South Ayrshire
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
Coordinates 55°07′24″N 4°40′13″W / 55.1232°N 4.6704°W / 55.1232; -4.6704
Construction started 1898
Completed 1901
Owner unknown
Design and construction
Architect James K. Hunter

Black Clauchrie House is a late Victorian manor house, located on the outskirts of the village of Barrhill in South Ayrshire, Scotland, adjacent to the Galloway Forest Park. It is protected as a category C(s) listed building.[1]

It was originally built as a hunting lodge between 1898 and 1901 in the Arts and Crafts style for Robert David Jardine Mein-Austin (1864–1910) and his wife Flora. The house was designed by the Ayrshire-based architect James K. Hunter (1863–1929).[1] Some of its features include a wood-beamed glass house, a ballroom and a minstrels' gallery. Some of the house was taken down by owners Richard Akerman and Yvonne Hawker before 2003. Originally part of a 7,500-acre (30 km2) estate, it is now set in 14 acres (57,000 m2) of land.

In 2009, Black Clauchrie House was the subject of a Channel 4 television documentary presented by hotelier Ruth Watson as part of the Country House Rescue series.[2]


  • Davis, Michael C (1991). The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire. Ardrishaig, Argyll.


  1. ^ a b "BLACK CLAUCHRIE HOUSE, INCLUDING COURTYARD WALL AND OUTBUILDINGS". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Black Clauchrie". Channel 4. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 

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