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Ardrossan, General

Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ardrossan, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 41126

Site Number NS24SW 32

NGR NS 2353 4242

NGR Description Centred NS 2353 4242

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Ayrshire
  • Parish Ardrossan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cunninghame
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS24SW 32 centred 2353 4242

Erected burgh of barony in 1846.

G S Pryde 1965.

(Location cited as NS 23 42). Ardrossan, the town. Laid out in 1806, Peter Nicholson, architect, for the Earl of Eglinton. Much remains of the original town, built in connection with the dock development (NS24SW 36), including rows of 2-storey dwelling houses and the Eglinton Arms hotel (NS24SW 27), with stables at the rear. Along the South Bay are villas built to create a 'select watering-place', also by Eglinton.

J R Hume 1976.

Architecture Notes


Architect: ns. n/d (1880's). Feuing Plan.

Plans: at Darley Hay Partnership, Ayr.

Ardrossan- Town layout (for Lord Eglinton)

Architect: Peter Nicholson c, 1806

Ayrshire Agricultural Report. 1811 - engraving of Town drawn by Peter Nicholson.

Ardrossan - R C Church

Architect: James Ingram, Kilmarnock. Opened 1868.

Ardrossan - R C School

Architect: Mr Ingram, Kilmarnock 1868


Scottish Record Office:

Proposed New Town by Robert Reid.

RHP 2023/1-4, 2029 1805/6 -m plans of building ground

Ardrossan Kirk

GD/237/217/3/19 Fairlie of Farlie

Estimate by Joseph Swan for a Kirk at Ardrossan 60 x 30 reusing old materials.

Ardrossan Manse.

Ardrossan. Proposed additionand repair of the Manse.

Letter to the Heritors asking them to meet and discuss the estimate.

1835 GD 135/Box 62/31/2

SROGD/237/112/2/18 Fairlie of Fairlie

Accnt of progress of building and delay due

to lack of support by Earl of Eglington



Photographic Survey (1900 - 1930)

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