Basic Site Details

Name: Seamill Hydropathic
Town, district or village: Seamill
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: West Kilbride
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Seamill HouseYes 
Item 2 of 2Seamill Hydro Hotel  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hydropathic  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 6c. 1890 AdditionN additions
Item 2 of 618931902Addition(?) 
Item 3 of 619201925 Extensive additions
Item 4 of 61934  Unspecified work (plans dated)
Item 5 of 61965 AdditionBallroom added
Item 6 of 6Before 1981 Alteration/conversionHotel development


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 18Thomas SmellieArchitectAc. 1890 N extension - possibly by Smellie as he exhinited designs
Item 2 of 18T P Marwick & SonArchitectural practiceAEarly 1920s Extensive additions
Item 3 of 18Thomas Craigie MarwickArchitectAEarly 1920s Extensive additions
Item 4 of 18Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectAEarly 1920s Extensive additions
Item 5 of 18Allan Stevenson & CasselsArchitectural practiceB1934 Unspecified work (plans dated) - uncertain whether for this or another Seamill building
Item 6 of 18Thomas McGill CasselsArchitectB1934 Unspecified work (plans dated) - uncertain whether for this or another Seamill building
Item 7 of 18Duncan Gilmour MacFarlaneArchitectC1965 Ballroom added
Item 8 of 18Hay, Steel MacFarlane & Partners C1965 Ballroom added
Item 9 of 18John BurgessSurveyorC1965 Ballroom added
Item 10 of 18John Calderwood Robertson C1965 Ballroom added
Item 11 of 18John Joseph Gardner MaxwellArchitectC1965 Ballroom added
Item 12 of 18Malcolm Stewart HumeArchitectC1965 Ballroom added
Item 13 of 18Hay, Steel & PartnersArchitectural practiceFBefore 1981 Hotel development
Item 14 of 18John BurgessSurveyorFBefore 1981 Hotel development
Item 15 of 18John Calderwood Robertson FBefore 1981 Hotel development
Item 16 of 18John Cassidy CurleyArchitectFBefore 1981 Hotel development
Item 17 of 18Malcolm Stewart HumeArchitectFBefore 1981 Hotel development
Item 18 of 18William ShanksArchitectFBefore 1981 Hotel development


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp607-8
Item 2 of 4Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp79
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly1927no 23Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Ayrshire Archives (from February 2007)Darley- Hay Partnership archive Plans for unspecified work by Cassells - may be for another Seamill building