Seafield House - Ayr
Seafield House in Ayr, now being restored, was built by Sir William Arrol in 1888 for £8,000.
Sir William was the man who designed and built the Tay Bridge, the Forth
Bridge and Tower Bridge in London and the construction of Seafield House
was along very similar lines with a steel frame core and a shaped stone
His face can be seen on Clydesdale Bank £5 polymer banknotes. But not
usually in England.
The Old Racecourse Pavilion is in the foreground of this image.
In most of these photographs the Isle of Arran can be seen in the
distance, along with a few ships in the Clyde estuary.
Thanks to volunteer help and a caring owner the building is now
scheduled to be restored and converted to full use.
The Clyde estuary is in the background.
Looking a little west of north. Arran, Argyll and Bute are on the horizon.
On the horizon are Greenan Castle, Heads of Ayr and the Mull of Kintyre.
The views from the top of the tower would probably be very similar to
ones in these photos, but of course from a lower altitude.