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Stair Parish Church

Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Stair Parish Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 42763

Site Number NS42SW 18

NGR NS 43943 23603

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Stair
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS42SW 18 43943 23603

Stair Church dates from 1864.

SDD 1963

Stair Church is situated about 218m SSW of Stair House (NS42SW 4) and about 300m E of Milton on the E bank of the River Ayr. It is rectangular in plan with an extension block at the NW corner and entrance porch on the S elevation.

The earlier church is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ayrshire, sheet 60, sheet xxxiv) and is described in the Object Name Book (ONB) as ' Established Church - Ph of Stair. It was built in 1706 by the heritors - in a very bad state of repair. One storey in a plain style of architecture and endowed (Name Book 1857). By the date of the 2nd edition 25-inch (1896, ibid, sheet xxxiv.2), the church is rectangular in plan, similar to that of today.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), January 2008


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