Category:Category B listed buildings in South Ayrshire
Pages in category "Category B listed buildings in South Ayrshire"
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Dunduff Castle – Dunduff Castle is a restored stair-tower in South Ayrshire, Scotland, built on the hillside of Brown Carrick Hills above the Drumbane Burn, and overlooking the sea above the village of Dunure. As a place name Dunduff may contain the Gaelic elements for hill or fort and stag, other suggestions are that Duff is a personal name, therefore Fort of Duff or Black Hill Fort from the Gaelic Dun Dùbh. Lying to the east of Dunduff Farm on a rocky knoll, three barrel-vaulted chambers are on the ground floor and these were accessed via the lobby of the tower. A private chamber on the first floor was accessed by a corridor that ran the length of the main block, a fireplace in the wing heated the hall, with its splayed window embrasure. An intermediate floor once existed, as indicated by joist sockets, window and door features of the original ruin suggest construction in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The General Roy map of 1747–55 shows a Dunduff Mill associated with the castle, William Aitons map of 1808 shows Dunduff Castle, however it is not annotated as a ruin, although Dunure is. Groome refers to the ruin in 1903 as a baronial fortalice, in 1696 the castle was recorded as being nearly finished. Smith sees it has having been left unfinished, the cartographers show a Dunduff Castle as entire from Ponts maps until the advent of Armstrongs map of 1775, which marks Dunduff as a ruin. There is therefore some considerable doubt that Dunduff Castle was ever completed, abercrummie in A Description of Carrict lists Dunduff among the houses of the Gentry in Carrick as a house on the coast never finished. The ruins were consolidated and the completely restored for use as a family residence in the 1990s. Ian Begg produced the design for the restoration and it is recorded that Sir John de Graham was born on the lands of Dunduff in 1298. During the Wars of Scottish Independence he fought alongside Sir William Wallace and was killed at the Battle of Falkirk where the Scottish army was routed by King Edward I and he was buried at the Falkirk Old Parish Church in Stirlingshire. The poet Robert Burns visited his grave in 1787, to make the point he quotes, The first written record of Dunduff is in the reign of William the Lion at which time Walter Champenais de Karrig made a grant of land at Dunduff to the monks of Melrose. The first Laird of Dunduff was William Stewart, married to Isobel Ker, in 1528 he was the Scottish Ambassador to France as appointed by James V, he died in 1552. His father was Sir Andrew Stewart, second Lord Evondale, first Lord of the Bedchamber to King James IV, the family traced its line directly to King Robert II of Scotland. The next record is that of William Stewart, second Laird of Dunduff in 1558, the correct family name seems to have been Stewart, however they often used the name Dunduff as a surname. Paterson speculated that they obtained the property through marriage with an heiress with the surname Dunduff, Matthew, third laird, was born at Dunduff in 1560, inherited the property from his father William in 1580, and is referred to as Dunduff of that Ilk. In the 16th century the master of Cassilis enter into a bond with the laird of Dunduff and the laird of Auchindraine to murder his brother, the Earl of Culzean, all three had suffered at his hands
2. Shaw Monument – The Shaw Monument is an 18th-century folly standing about 1 mile East of Prestwick, overlooking Prestwick Airport in South Ayrshire, Scotland. A faint portrait or simulacrum of a man in holding a falcon on a panel at the base of the tower may support this theory or may have given rise to it. The tower is a category B listed building and this story has obvious links with the old laird of Shaw version. The Reverend Kirkwood Hewat in the 1890s recorded that the Estate Factors opinion was that the tower had been built before the time of the Oswalds ownership of Auchicruive. The tower is round, around 50 ft or 20m high, the internal spiral staircase is in poor condition. The tower is capped by a top and originally had a viewing platform. The door was blocked up in the 1930s because of the state of the staircase. No door is now present, however the monument is enclosed within railings. A very worn panel to the west appears to have a faint image of a man holding a bird of prey, in the 1970s the tower was extensively repaired thanks to the owners of the nearby aero-engineering factory. The monument is shown on OS maps as standing on the line of a hedge until quite recently without any obvious access lane or footpath marked, there is a path to the monument access from the main road. Aitons map of 1811 shows the close to two small lochs, long since drained. Thomsons map of 1832 marks Shaw Monument clearly as a significant structure. Armstrongs Map of 1775 shows, but does not name the monument, johnsons map of 1828 clearly marks Shaws Monument. These lands were first recorded in 1475, a mill was present at the site, the first Lairds of Prestwickshaw were Thomas Somirwell in 1562 and in 1599 James Somervell, was heir to Prestwickschaws as grandson of John Somervell of Cambusnethan. Adam Stewart held the lands in 1597 and in 1613 by William Wallace, circa 1677 James Wallace and his wife Anna Kennedy were in residence with their son James. Circa 1730 William Adair held the lands, his first wife was Anna Kennedy, hugh Montgomerie of Prestwickshaws married Margaret Hamilton of Boreland and may have sold this property upon inheriting the Lands of Boreland from his wifes grandfather, she being the sole heir. It is not clear which of these lairds was responsible for building the Shaw Monument, mesolithic flints have been found near here on the 50 ft contour line. One suggestion is that the structure is a mine ventilation shaft tower and another entirely humorous one is that it was an early aircraft control tower
3. Glenapp Castle – Glenapp Castle, formerly the family seat of the Earl of Inchcape, is now a luxury hotel and restaurant located about 1.5 miles south east of Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The castle was built for the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the County, designed by the famous Scottish architect David Bryce the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire at the time, the Castle was finished in 1870. It is an example of the Scottish Baronial style of architecture The Inchcape family owned the castle from 1917 until the early 1980s. Pioneering aviator Elsie Mackay, daughter of the first Earl of Inchcape, the Castle opened as a hotel in 2000, entry to the castle and its grounds is only for guests with a room or restaurant reservation. Glenapp Castle is near Ballantrae, Ayrshire and overlooks several islands, Ailsa Craig, Arran, the site is also close to Galloway Forest Park, Mull of Galloway, Culzean Castle and several botanical gardens such as Logan Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens. The actual castle and its buildings are almost a mile from the gated entrance. List of restaurants in Scotland Official website
4. Ailsa Craig Lighthouse – The Ailsa Craig Lighthouse, is an active 19th century lighthouse located on Ailsa Craig, an island in the Firth of Clyde, just offshore from Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It was completed in 1886, the construction being overseen by Thomas, initially, the lighthouse used oil-burning lamps, but by 1911, these were replaced with incandescent lighting. Fog signals were discontinued in 1987, then, in 1990, the lighthouse was automated, and a refurbishment took place in 2001, when it was converted to run on solar power. Ailsa Craig is also known as Paddys Mile Stone as it lies halfway between the cities of Glasgow and Belfast, as well as being a local landmark and a well known marine navigational hazard the island is a protected bird sanctuary, sheltering thousands of breeding pairs of sea birds. Other wild life found on and around the island are a colony of grey seals as well as the occasional whale, mining began sometime in the early 19th century and ended in the early 1970s. Abandoned rails and bogies are all that remain, landing on the island is by permit only, obtainable from the local authorities. List of Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouses List of lighthouses in Scotland Northern Lighthouse Board
5. Greenan Castle – Greenan Castle is a 16th-century tower house, possibly on the site of an ancient fort, around 2.5 miles south-west of Ayr in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The lands of Greenan were forfeited by John, Earl of Ross, in 1493 James IV granted the Lands of Greenan to William Douglas, son of Archibald, Earl of Angus. Beside the tower are traces of a courtyard and outbuildings -- probably stables. Sir Thomas was murdered in retaliation for the death of the young Laird of Bargany in December,1601 at the Battle of Brockloch, years later, the Muirs of Auchindrain were executed for their art and part in this murder. The story inspired Sir Walter Scott to write a short play, video with commentary and annotation on the history of Greenan Castle Media related to Greenan Castle at Wikimedia Commons
6. Girvan railway station – Girvan railway station is a railway station serving the town of Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail, who operate all services from there. It is on the Ayr to Stranraer section of the Glasgow South Western Line and is situated 62 miles south of Glasgow Central and it has two platforms and is the location of one of the five passing loops on the single track line between Dalrymple Junction and Stranraer. Immediately south of the station, the line climbs steeply towards Pinmore tunnel - the climb is known as the Glendoune Bank and has a gradient of 1 in 54. From 1906-1942, it served as the southern terminus of the Maidens. The main station building fire in January 1946 and because the London, Midland. Rebuilding did not commence until 1949, owing to shortage of materials it was not completed until August 1951, when based on a typical 1930s LMS design it was re-opened. Along with the box, it is a category B listed structure. The station clock restored in 2009 is believed to be from the station building. SAYLSA has adopted the station and has provided tubs, shrubs and these are tended to by the Girvan Make it Happen Group. SAYLSA also have their community shop and an office on site, the station was the rail head for the 2009 UK Open Golf Championships. All trains on the Ayr to Stranraer route call, along with several to/from Ayr, there are fifteen northbound trains at an approximately hourly frequency northbound to Ayr, with the majority extended to Kilmarnock. There are five trains to Glasgow Central, four of which go via Kilwinning. There are six services to Stranraer, the Sunday service consists of three services in each direction between Glasgow and Stranraer via Kilwinning. From the start of the December 2015 timetable, a number of changes to the service pattern have been implemented, there are now nineteen trains to Ayr and nine trains to Stranraer. Ten of the Ayr trains continue to Kilmarnock, however through trains to Glasgow via Kilwinning have been withdrawn and there are now just two to Glasgow via Kilmarnock. On Sundays there are five each to Ayr & Stranraer. The Directory of Railway Stations, details every public and private station, halt, platform and stopping place, past
7. Prestwick South Parish Church – Prestwick South Parish Church is located in South Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It is a Parish Church in the Church of Scotland and within the Presbytery of Ayr and it is a category B listed building. There have been several ministers at Prestwick South
8. Sundrum Castle – Sundrum Castle is located 1.5 kilometres north of Coylton, South Ayrshire, Scotland, by the Water of Coyle. The original castle was built in the 14th century by Sir Robert Wallace and this was incorporated into the present mansion, built by the Hamiltons of Sundrum in 1792. The castle is now a category B listed building, plantagenet Somerset Fry, Castles, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, The Definitive Guide to the Most Impressive Buildings and Intriguing Sites. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
9. Thomaston Castle – Thomaston Castle is a medieval castle located west of Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It looks much as it did hundreds of years ago, little has changed, except for the addition of a house located on the property. The castle is run down and has debris falling in on it, upon his death, Thomaston passed to Patrick McIlvaine on his marriage to Isobel Kennedy, niece of the Earl of Cassilis. Artists impression and photos of Thomaston