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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 701655

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS43NW 8 42767 37948

For Covenanter's Graves see NS43NW 46

(NS 4276 3794) Laigh Kirk (NAT)

OS 25" map (1963)

Steeple (NR)

OS 25" map (1866)

Kilmarnock parish church was dedicated to St Marnoch Mo-Ernoc (W J Watson 1926). It was rebuilt in 1802 and enlarged in 1831. It is now commonly known as the "Laigh Kirk". Its tower is a survival from the older building, and is said to have been built in the 15th century (H Scott 1920). Hay, however, states that the tower is of 17th century style.

G Hay 1957

The steeple formerly abore the date '1410', but does not appear to date from then. It was considerably repaired in 1770.

A McKay 1909

The steeple protrudes at the NE angle of the church, and forms part of that entirely modern building. It is of ashlar masonry, measures 5.5m square, and does not appear exceptionally old. There are no other extant remains of the old building about the church, which is in use for public worship.

Visited by OS (JLD) 8 August 1956

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (JRL) 29 June 1982

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