Auchincruive Teahouse, Auchincruive Estate Policies, Nr St Quivox
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Auchincruive Estate Policies, Nr St Quivox
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NS 38215 23702
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Round battlemented folly on a raised bastion in the Auchincruive Estate Policies. (Historic Scotland)
Category of Risk and Development History
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Exemptions to State of Risk
May 2003, 13/07/2008, 16/5/2012
14 March 2003: The Herald reports that the Scottish Agricultural College has voted to wind down the Auchintruive campus. May 2003: External inspection reveals the building to be vacant and neglected within the grounds of the Scottish Agricultural College. It is in poor condition, with entrances bricked up, windows broken and vegetation growth. The parapet above one of the entrances has now fallen away and the underlying stone blocks are disturbed. 5 July 2003: The Herald reports on the building's inclusion in the Buildings at Risk Bulletin.
July 2008: External inspection reveals that large sections of the lower parapet have been lost and sections of the wall appear to be unstable which could be a threat to public safety. Aside from this, the structure appears to be reasonably wind and watertight, and secure.
August 2009: The Ayrshire Advertiser reports on a community engagement event has been held to showcase a revised masterplan which has just been submitted to South Ayrshire Council. The article goes on to note the proposals include leisure facilities, an equestrian centre with stabling facilities, hotel, research and business accomodation with residential development.
September 2009: Local planners report the building is included within a current development proposal for the estate, which should lead to its restoration.
January 2011: Farming UK reports planning permission in principle has been approved by South Ayrshire Council, for a mixed use redevelopment of the Auchincruive estate. The article goes on to note that all the listed buildings on the site will be retained, the Tea House/ Oswold's Temple will be restored and converted to accomodation.
March 2012: Local planners report the building remains at risk.
16 May 2012: External inspection finds no significant change from the previous site visit.
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Scottish Agricultural College
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