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Ayr, Alloway, Robert Burns Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), Gate (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ayr, Alloway, Robert Burns Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), Gate (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 41613

Site Number NS31NW 32

NGR NS 33239 17945

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

(NS 3324 1794) Burns Monument: circular, of Classical design, built in 1818. Thomas Hamilton Jr, architect.

SDD List 1958

As described. In good condition.

Visited by OS (JRL) 24 September 1980.

Architecture Notes

NS31NW 32.01 NS 33218 17985 Office (ticket)

NS31NW 32.02 NS 33255 17911 (Statue House)


Architect: Thomas Hamilton 1818-23

See Historical File - Monument to Robert Burns.


Plans: Thomas Hamilton competition design 1818 - framed drawing kept in monument

National Gallery of Scot. comp drawing - Thomas Hamilton - small drawing


Agreement [Copy] concerning the gift of a site for the monument to Robert Burns.

Signed by John Goudie

Addresses to the Members of the Incorporation of Shoemakers in Ayr

13 January

1816 GD 142/52/1

Proposed erection of a monument to Robert Burns

Letter from Alexander Boswell to Hugh Hamilton of Pinmore

He wishes Mr Hamilton to act as convener of the committe in charge of the scheme and he suggests considering Sir David Blair 'a most expert architect' as the designer.

January 19

1816 GD 142/52/2

EEC 1820 Jan 24

Note on Burns Monument

Plan Thos Hamilton Junior

base triangular representing

3 different districts of Ayrshire etc

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

SMT Magazine January 1950, article and photograph.


Aerial Photography (1 May 2007)


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