Skelmorlie Aisle,brisbane Aisle, Largs
Description: Skelmorlie Aisle,brisbane Aisle
Date Listed: 13 March 1991
Historic Scotland Building ID: 37199
OS Grid Coordinates: 220247, 659447
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7948, -4.8689
Location: Lindon Aisle, Largs, North Ayrshire KA30 8AB
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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.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.References:
Archaeological Collections of Ayrshire and Wigton,vol 6,p58 (1989)
Source: Historic Scotland
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