Prestwick, Shaw Monument

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Alternative Names Prestwick Airport
Site Type FOLLY
Canmore ID 41706
Site Number NS32NE 8
NGR NS 36778 26122
Council SOUTH AYRSHIRE
Parish AYR
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District KYLE AND CARRICK
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS32NE 8 36778 26122

(NS 3678 2612) Shaw Monument (NAT)
OS 6" map (1968)

Shaw Monument (NR)
OS 6" map (1911)

The Shaw Monument was probably built in the 18th century (J F W Plascott), by the then laird of Shaw, a keen falconer, in order that he could follow the sport from its top in his old age.
K Hewat 1908; Name Book 1936

This is an unimposing slender round tower, it could be of 18th century date.
Visited by OS (JLD) 11 May 1954

This round tower, some 20m high, of mortored rubble masonry, appears to be a typical 18th century folly. It had a spiral staircase, now gone, and a top viewing platform. Now surrounded by Prestwick Airport development, it is in a dangerous condition.
Visited by OS (JRL) 7 November 1980.

 
Books and References

Cuthbertson, D C (1933) Carrick Days Edinburgh
Page(s): 27 Held at RCAHMS D.11.22.CAR

Hewat, K (1894) A little Scottish world as revealed in the annals of an ancient Ayrshire parish [Monkton and Prestwick], Kilmarnock
Page(s): 151 Held at RCAHMS D.11.22.MON

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): Revision Book, 6 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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