New Walking Tour: Kilmahew estate featuring St Peter’s Seminary


GKC_CC_2_1_17 WBThe Royal Geographical Society has just published a brand new walk (see the Kilmahew walk eflyer) as part of the Discovering Britain project. Hidden in the woods of Kilmahew Glen is an abandoned country estate with the ruined remains of habitation from the medieval to the modern period. Kilmahew has had many incarnations, each new vision and design has been followed by decline and ruin. Amidst a landscape of woods and rhododendrons are stone, brick, iron and concrete features that offer a tantalising glimpse of the buildings and structures that once stood here.

The walk features the ruins of St Peter’s Seminary, Gillespie, Kidd & Coia’s architectural gem. Built in the 1960s, the site has been abandoned since 1980. On the walk you can find out about how an arts organisation is planning to revitalise the site.

You can download written and audio guides from the website. The booklet (available to download here: Kilmahew – walk booklet) includes some nice images of St Peter’s Seminary from our Gillespie, Kidd & Coia archive.

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For more information about the Gillespie, Kidd & Coia archive at Glasgow School of Art, see here. See also our recent post about  BBC Radio 4 programme The Concrete and the Divine, which included an interview with GKC partner Andy MacMillan.