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Seafield House - Ayr

Seafield House in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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 outer shell.

His face can be seen on Clydesdale Bank £5 polymer banknotes. But not usually in England.


Seafield House in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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.


Seafield House in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

The Clyde estuary is in the background.

Looking a little west of north. Arran, Argyll and Bute are on the horizon.


Seafield House in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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.



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