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Kirkoswald, Kirk Road, Parish Church

Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kirkoswald, Kirk Road, Parish Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 40843

Site Number NS20NW 19

NGR NS 23968 07369

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Kirkoswald
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Summary Record (21 October 2010)

Late C18 box church with fine Palladian details of quoins and a pedimented entrance. Rob Close in the RIAS publication,'Ayrshire and Arran records a suggestion from Professor Alastair Rowan that Robert Adam, whilst working at nearby Culzean, made some suggestions as to the appearance of the unfinished church. The elegance of the windows and detailing make this an attractive idea.

The interior now has a C19 pulpit and organ loft as well as selected windows.

Information from RCAHMS.

(CAJS) 2010

Archaeology Notes

NS20NW 19 23968 07369

Church [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, October 2009.

Not to be confused with Kirkoswald, Old Parish Church and Graveyard ('Kirk Oswald' at NS 2387 0750), for which see NS20NW 2.

(NS 2396 0736) Kirkoswald parish church: Built 1777; some late additions.

SDD List 1963

Architecture Notes


Architect: James Smith & Lord Ailsa 1776

The church was photographed in 2009 on behalf of the Buildings of Scotland publication series.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Aerial Photography (1 May 2007)

Photographic Survey (12 March 2009)

Taken on behalf of the Area Listed Buildings Survey.

Information from RCAHMS

CAJS 2009


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