Stenlake Publishing - The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of North Ayrshire

The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of North Ayrshire

Author : Alex F. Young
ISBN : 9781840336320
Cover : paperback
Price : £11.95

Many years in preparation the author has left no stone unturned in his researches. The publisher may have had to threaten to retire to have the manuscript handed over. Still, the finished book has been well worth the wait, resulting in lengthy captions packed with detailed information about the 59 featured properties. The complete list of properties selected for the book is shown below. It includes well-known landmarks like the forlorn remnants of Eglinton Castle in Irvine and lesser-known properties like Ardeer House, Stevenston, which acted as the dynamite factory’s recreation club until demolished in 1966. The properties selected are a mix of losses and survivors, the latter often repurposed for the modern world although some remain residential. In the book, the buildings are presented alphabetically.

Featured properties:

Annick Lodge (Dreghorn), Ardeer House (Stevenston), Ashgrove House (Kilwinning), Auchenames House (West Kilbride), Balvonie House (Largs), Barra House (Largs), Beach House (Largs), Blair House (Dalry), Bourtreehill House (Irvine), Brisbane House (Largs), Brooksby House (Largs), Chaseley House (Largs), Cochrane House (Largs), Crosbie Tower (West Kilbride), Crummuck Park House (Beith), Curling Hall (Largs), Eglinton Castle (Kilwinning), Fairlie House (Largs), Fairlie Lodge (Largs), Fairlieburn House (Largs), Geisland House (Beith), Giffen Houses (Dalry), Grangehill House (Beith), Halkshill House (Largs), Haylie House (Largs), Highthorn House (West Kilbride), Hunterston Castle (West Kilbride), Hunterston House (West Kilbride), Kelburn Castle (Largs), Kirktonhall House (West Kilbride), Knock Castle (Largs), Ladyland House (Kilbirnie), Law Castle (West Kilbride), Mansfield House (Largs), Monkcastle House (Kilwinning), Montgreenan House (Kilwinning), Moorpark House (Kilbirnie), Netherhall House (Largs), Perceton House (Dreghorn), Place House (Kilbirnie), Portencross Castle (West Kilbride), Redheugh House & Lodge (Kilbirnie), Rocklands House (Largs), Seafield Tower (Ardrossan), Seagate Castle (Irvine), Shewalton House (Irvine), Skelmorlie Castle (Largs), Southannan (West Kilbride), Springfield House (Largs), Swindridgemuir (Dalry), The Fort (West Kilbride), Trearne House (Beith), Underbank House (Largs), Woodside House & Lodge (Beith).

The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of North Ayrshire

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