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Maidens, Port Murray

House (20th Century)

Site Name Maidens, Port Murray

Classification House (20th Century)

Canmore ID 297216

Site Number NS20NW 111

NGR NS 20674 07936

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Kirkoswald
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Architecture Notes

Modern glass and cederwood single storey house perched on rocks. Designed by Peter Womersley (1960-3). The original sea facing section is residential and the rear third added in the 1980's is used for light industry.

Photographed on behalf of the Buildings of Scotland publications.

RCAHMS 2009.


Photographic Record (26 March 2015)

Site visited by RCAHMS (STG) in advance of proposed (2015) demolition.

Originally constructed with living accommodation facing seaward (NW) and the bedroom wing facing NE . Photographs of the house, taken shortly after construction in 1964, are held within the RIBA archive.

The house has latterly been extended to S and a swimming pool has replaced the original paved courtyard. The east elevation entrance and verandah have been enclosed, and the house has been re-clad in Upvc.

Information from HES Survey & Recording (IF) April 2016.


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