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Kilmarnock, Ayr Road, Blacksyke Colliery, Limekiln And Tower

Colliery (Period Unassigned), Engine House (Period Unassigned), Lime Kiln (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kilmarnock, Ayr Road, Blacksyke Colliery, Limekiln And Tower

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned), Engine House (Period Unassigned), Lime Kiln (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Blacksyke, Engine House; Caprington Colliery Engine House; Caprington Golf Course

Canmore ID 42798

Site Number NS43NW 24

NGR NS 41618 35254

NGR Description and NS 41531 35272 (Old Limekiln)

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Riccarton
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS43NW 24 41618 35254 (41531 35272 Old Limekiln)

NS 4162 3525. A building constructed in castellated style, but in actual fact a colliery building. It is very deceptive and many enquiries are made as to its history. Probably early 19th century work (J Young, Caprington estate).

This building is a small rectangular tower, 6.0 by 8.0m, which, when viewed from a distance, has the appearance of a small keep. The walls are only 0.7m thick. Not an antiquity.

Visited by OS (JLD) 9 June 1954

As described.

Visited by OS (JRL) 3 July 1982.

Scheduled as Blacksyke, engine house [comprising] the remains of an engine house, a lime kiln and other associated structures.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 22 March 2002.


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