North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Ardrossan Castle

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Construction of Ardrossan Harbour

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

The "Lancing" at Ardrossan Harbour

Ardrossan, Castle and Intrigues

St Peter-in-Chains, built 1938; designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia

Coia and Kennedy were the key architects in Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, a Scottish architectural firm famous for their application of modernism in churches and universities, as well as at St Peter's Seminary in Cardross. Though founded in 1927, it is for their work in the post-war period that they are best known. The firm was wound up in 1987. St Peter-ad-Vincula was one of their earliest designs.

In 1938, the firm designed a church built in red and yellow brick showing a Scandinavian influence. This Roman Catholic church was constructed on the site of the 'Pavillion', a house within the ownership of the Earl of Eglinton.

Read more about Gillespie, Kidd & Coia on their Wikipedia page. The Dictionary of Scottish Architects website has some biographical information on the firm.

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