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Fairlie, 'the Fairlie Stone'

Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Fairlie, 'the Fairlie Stone'

Classification Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 41177

Site Number NS25NW 29

NGR NS 2098 5559

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS25NW 29 2098 5559.

A sculptured stone taken from above a fireplace in Chapel House (see NS25NW 23) when it was demolished in 1845, was placed in the garden of the Free Church Manse (NS 208 546) at Fairlie in 1849. It measures 4 1/4 ft by 1 1/4ft and bears in relief, on one face, a human figure and two animals.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1894


Field Visit (21 September 1956)

The sculptured stone, which has been placed in the porch of St Margaret's Church (NS 209 552) is as described. The sculptures appear to be of Dark Age type.

Visited by OS (DS) 21 September 1956

Field Visit (8 February 1983)

When St Margaret's Church became redundant about 15 years ago, the stone was moved to St Paul's Church, Fairlie (NS 2098 5559) where it is now built into the vestibule wall, with only the carved side showing. It is labelled 'The Fairlie Stone' and is locally known by this name (I Thorburn, minister, The Manse, Fairlie).

Visited by OS (JRL) 8 February 1983


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