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.
Archaeological Collections of Ayrshire and Wigton,vol 6,p58 (1989)
Source: Historic Scotland
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