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Largs, Skelmorlie Aisle, Brisbane Aisle

A Category A Listed Building in Largs, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7948 / 55°47'41"N

Longitude: -4.8689 / 4°52'7"W

OS Eastings: 220247

OS Northings: 659447

OS Grid: NS202594

Mapcode National: GBR 30.7XX1

Mapcode Global: WH2N1.5MR0

Entry Name: Largs, Skelmorlie Aisle, Brisbane Aisle

Listing Date: 13 March 1991

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382223

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37199

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Town: Largs

Locality: North Coast and Cumbraes

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Description

Small 17th century free-standing burial vault to W of Skelmorlie Aisle.Built for the Shaws of Kelsoland,becoming burial vault of Brisbanes after 1695.Rectangular-plan and gabled;finely squared ashlar masonry with bolection moulding at wallhead,and cavetto moulded skewputts and apex stones.Main fabric presumably dating to 1634 as inscribed in heraldic datestone at E elevation above sealed portal.Heraldic panel also inscribed with 'P.S' and 'I.S' (for the Shaws of Kelsoland),plus armorial devices of,left,Shaw (mullets) and Montgomerie of Braidstone (annulets).Carved armorial at W:bears initials 'P.S./I.M./I.S'.Slab roof at lower pitch than steeply-pitched gable ends,the result,presumably,of repairs made possibly late 17th century.19th century exterior wall-mounted marble memorial panels with block pediments.

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