Prestwick, Shaw Monument
Folly (Period Unassigned)
- Council South Ayrshire
- Parish Ayr
- Former Region Strathclyde
- Former District Kyle And Carrick
- Former County Ayrshire
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(NS 3678 2612) Shaw Monument (NAT)
OS 6" map (1968)
Shaw Monument (NR)
OS 6" map (1911)
The Shaw Monument was probably built in the 18th century (J F W Plascott), by the then laird of Shaw, a keen falconer, in order that he could follow the sport from its top in his old age.
K Hewat 1908; Name Book 1936
This is an unimposing slender round tower, it could be of 18th century date.
Visited by OS (JLD) 11 May 1954
This round tower, some 20m high, of mortored rubble masonry, appears to be a typical 18th century folly. It had a spiral staircase, now gone, and a top viewing platform. Now surrounded by Prestwick Airport development, it is in a dangerous condition.
Visited by OS (JRL) 7 November 1980.