Conservation of Alloway Auld Kirk

ARPL Architects Ltd

Alloway Auld Kirk is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Category A listed ruined church, the associated graveyard is Category B listed. The Kirk and graveyard are best known as the setting for Robert Burns' poem Tam O' Shanter. During 2003 the bellcote was removed due to concerns over structural stability. Long-term weathering had left the stonework of the Kirk and the surrounding graveyard in poor condition. As part of the HS/ HLF grant funded conservation project, these have been repaired and the walls of the Kirk stabilised. Work included a careful restoration of the historic fabric through minimal intervention.

Location

ALLOWAY KA7 4RT
United Kingdom

Contact

Lynne Yuille
Associate
lyuille@arpl.co.uk

Client

South Ayrshire Council

Completed

April 2008

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Categories

  • Conservation
  • Historic