This is one of a number of models created by the Seaglam
Model Making Project, supported by Armada Model Designs. The complete
list of Seaforth architectural models, with links to their web pages,
is as follows:
Seaforth House was the home of W. E. Gladstone, four times Prime Minister
of Great Britain, who lived in Seaforth for 17 years from 1813 to 1830.
The house was demolished in 1881.
When it came to designing the model, the only sources of information
regarding the house were a painting of the southern aspect and a 'footprint'
of the building on a contemporary map. Some detective work was undertaken
to reconcile information from the two sources and a CAD model was created
from these findings.
The resulting model was constructed from mounting board, acetate sheet,
self-adhesive polyethylene, wooden dowels, balsa wood and 160 gsm card.
Assembly used hot-melt glue, PVA adhesive, spray-mount adhesive and
clear multi-purpose glue.
2013 - Exactly 200 years since it was built, William Gladstone's home is constructed once more!