Lost Ayrshire

By Dane Love

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The history of Ayrshire's lost architectural heritage

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Over the centuries, countless buildings have been built and demolished throughout the county of Ayrshire. This informative and beautifully

illustrated book looks at a wide selection of these, from castles that have been destroyed or replaced by modern mansions, to country houses

that have succumbed to dry rot or lack of funds for their upkeep. Dane Love also visits various burghs and villages, rediscovering the lost

architecture of everyday buildings including churches, banks, tollbooths, public halls, schools, shops and houses.

Ayrshire was once rich in mining and other industries that have now disappeared. This book details the county's lost coalmines and the

associated miners' rows, as well as former cotton mills, power stations, shipyards, factories and other places of work. As well as lost buildings

from the distant past, Dane Love includes some more recent examples of architectural losses. In some cases these are welcome, but in many

they are regrettable. Only through this book will the reader discover just how much of Ayrshire's heritage has been lost over the years.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 9 Aug 2018
ISBN 9781912476299
Number of Pages 256

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