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West Kilbride, Seamill, Seamill House

Convalescent Home (19th Century), Residential Building (20th Century), Training College (20th Century)

Site Name West Kilbride, Seamill, Seamill House

Classification Convalescent Home (19th Century), Residential Building (20th Century), Training College (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Seamill Centre; The Co-operative Home; Convalescent Home; Teachers Training Centre

Canmore ID 206608

Site Number NS24NW 78

NGR NS 20448 47223

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish West Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Summary Record (28 October 2010)

1895-1902. Large and imposing Scots Baronial house overlooking the village and out to sea. Built as a convalescent home for the Scottish Co-operative Society by Bruce and Hay Architects. The painted glass in the main stairwell depicts the Directors of the Co-operative at the time. Later stained glass from the 1930's is inset into panels in the basement dining room.

Information from RCAHMS (CAJS) 2010.

The building now houses a Christian youth charity.

Architecture Notes


Gifted by James Arthur of Carlung.


Aerial Photography (1 May 2007)

Photographic Survey (28 October 2009)

Photographed as part of the Listed Buildings Area Survey.


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