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Alternative Names Pitcon House
Canmore ID 41204
Site Number NS25SE 7
NGR NS 29879 50628
Former District CUNNINGHAME
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes

NS25SE 7 29879 29926

See also:

NS25SE 17 29926 50655 Walled Garden

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NS25SE 7 29879 50628.

(NS 29879 50628) Pitcon (NAT) on site of Pitcon (NR)
OS 6" map (1958)

Pitcon "stands very near the site of the old manor house, which was of an antiquated form".
J Paterson 1863

The W end of Pitcon was pointed out as part of the ancient mansion. In a wall of the summer house bearing the arms of the Boyd family. "Thomas Boyd 1530 etc." It is evidently not in situ, and has been placed here recently.
Name Book 1856

No trace of the original house now exists, the present building being a late 18th century mansion. The stone noted in the ONB is in the garden wall, and in the wall of an outhouse is a stone inscribed "1660 R B A W". The owner has no information regarding an earlier building.
Visited by OS (DS) 4 September 1956

Pitcon (as it now appears) was originally a simple rectangular "bonnet laird's" house, two storeys high. It was restored and enlarged about 40 years ago when a wing was added in similar style at side and to rear. The 18th century garden wall contains various inserted datestones from an earlier house on the site.
SDD List 1963

Books and References

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No.20, 93 Held at RCAHMS Ref

Paterson, J (1863-6) History of the counties of Ayr and Wigton, 3v in 5 Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.11.2.PAT

SDD (1960-) List of Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest, (Lists held in Architectural Department of RCAHMS) Scottish Development Department
Page(s): 7, nos 28, 29

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