Basic Site Details

Name: Esplanade and Sea Wall
Town, district or village: Prestwick
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The construction of a sea wall between Station Road (now Links Road) and Grangemuir Road, Prestwick together with the laying out of approximately 11 acres of land behind. The proposals included new walks connecting Burgh Road, Park Street and Ailsa Street with a broad pathway or Esplanade immediately behind the sea wall. Estimated cost 5,000. In January 1909 William Cowie was preparing plans and estimates of cost.

In 1929 it was proposed to further extend the sea wall to both the north and south of the existing sea wall. Provision was to include a bathing pool and paddling pool. Again, William Cowie of Ayr was instructed to prepare plans.

See separate item for open air bathing pool

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Esplanade  
Item 2 of 2Sea defences  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2January 1909 Proposed 
Item 2 of 21929 AdditionExtensions to the north and south


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 2William CowieArchitect 1909  
Item 2 of 2William CowieArchitect 1929 Extensions to Sea Wall


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Prestwick Town Council 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder16 January 1909  p70
Item 2 of 2Builder11 October 1929  p626 - extensions