NS3318 : Auld Kirk Alloway

taken 10 years ago, near to Alloway, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

Auld Kirk Alloway
Auld Kirk Alloway
The old parish church of Alloway was built in the 16th century and was used regularly till 1691, and occasionally until the 1730s. From 1740 to at least 1752 it was used as a school building but then became ruinous. Robert Burns knew it in this condition, commemorating it in 1790 in his famous poem “Tam o’ Shanter”. In 1786, Ayr Council had the kirk building re-roofed to be a school again for several years. The graveyard remained in use till the 20th century.
(Source: Monumental Inscriptions of Carrick, Ayrshire)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 330 180 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:25.6860N 4:38.3528W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 330 180
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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