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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 834327

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS32NE 95 35879 27070

For previous Monkton Castle or Tower-House see NS32NE 14

Monkton House or Orangefield is noted in the Ordance Survey Name Book (ONB 1860) as ' A neat and substantially built dwelling House and three storeys high. Slated and in good repair. Attached are one storey slated out offices in good repair. Property of James Sinclair Esq.'.

Originally known as Monkton House, it was built by a Samuel Neilson, a mason for a Hugh Baillie in c.1740, who, due to financial problems rapidly sold it to a James Macrae of Blackheath (Davis 1984). James Macrae renamed the house Orangfield after William of Orange and carried out alterations in the late 18th century. The flanking wings and entrance steps were added in 1906 and in 1933 the house was converted to an hotel following the building of Prestwick Airport (NS32NE 39.00). Used by the RAF and USAAF during World War II, a control tower was built through the roof in 1943 (Strawhorn 1994). The building was demolished in February 1966 when Prestwick Airport was expanded.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), March 2002

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