NS3321 : Wallace Tower

taken 9 years ago, near to Ayr, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

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Wallace Tower
Wallace Tower
Seen here on the High street in Ayr at 115 feet high, the Wallace Tower with a statue of the Scottish legend on the front facade. It was an old baronial tower at the corner of High Street and Mill Vennel, which contained a clock. The clock is referred to in Burns's poem 'The Brigs of Ayr'. The original tower was owned by the Cathcarts of Corbieston, but was acquired by the Town Council in 1673. This tower was built in honour of William Wallace who led the Scottish rebels to an historic victory over the English army at Stirling Bridge in 1297. Wallace was rewarded for his bravery by being given the title 'Guardian of Scotland'. The tower that was reconstructed to its present form in 1832. It may have been built on the site where William Wallace's father once lived, now the centre of Ayr High Street. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 October, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 23 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3385 2179 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.6996N 4:37.7659W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3385 2178
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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