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Darvel, Darvel Road, Memorial To Alexander Morton

Commemorative Monument (20th Century)

Site Name Darvel, Darvel Road, Memorial To Alexander Morton

Classification Commemorative Monument (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Gowanbank

Canmore ID 43670

Site Number NS53NE 38

NGR NS 55216 37472

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Architecture Notes

NS53NE 38 55216 37472

Architect: Sir Robert Lorimer, 1926-7.

This is a memorial to Alexander Morton (1844 to 1923), who introduced machine lace manufacture into the Irvine Valley c.1880. The memorial was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1926-7 and comprises a bronze bust (recently reinstated) and a frieze on either side depicting hand weaving and a mechanised (belt-driven) lace machine.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO) 17 December 1996.


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