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Basic Site Details

Name: House for a Bee-Keeper
Town, district or village: Seamill
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: 'There were beehives in the garden when we bought the property, but they were in unsalvageable condition.

Interestingly enough though, there were a few things we could never figure out. In the long attics running the length of the roof were huge narrow oak tanks, lined in lead, which probably held water. These were entirely separate from the household water tank which was still there too. In the garden there is what we think is a pond or a water reservoir, but it has some strange features like a narrow slope on one side about two feet wide leading into the water for no apparent reason. There is also a WW2 Andersen Shelter in perfect condition with probably the best view on the West Coast of Scotland! It seems to have been built at the same time as the house and has brick walls with a concrete roof.' (Niamh Gaston)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1GlenelgYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11939 Build/construction 

People

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 1Sam BuntonArchitectA1939  

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Niamh GastonInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent July 2012

Images

© All rights reserved. East Elevation before restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. East Elevation before restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. East elevation after restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. East elevation after restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. East elevation - original drawing.  Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. East elevation - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. First floor plan - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. First floor plan - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. General view after restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. General view after restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. Ground floor plan - original plan. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. Ground floor plan - original plan. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. Loggia. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. Loggia. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. Restored loggia. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. Restored loggia. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. Second floor plan - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. Second floor plan - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. Section - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. Section - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. South elevation after restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. South elevation after restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. South elevation - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. South elevation - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. West elevation before restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. West elevation before restoration. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. West elevation completed. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. West elevation completed. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.

© All rights reserved. West elevation - original drawing.  Courtesy of Niamh Gaston. 

© All rights reserved. West elevation - original drawing. Courtesy of Niamh Gaston.