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Latitude: 55.5228 / 55°31'21"N
Longitude: -4.6041 / 4°36'14"W
OS Eastings: 235704
OS Northings: 628526
OS Grid: NS357285
Mapcode National: GBR 3B.T4FT
Mapcode Global: WH3QN.7GT1
Plus Code: 9C7QG9FW+49
Entry Name: Townhead Farm
Listing Name: Monktonhead Farm with Horsemill
Listing Date: 22 October 2007
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352212
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18198
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Monkton and Prestwick
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kyle
Parish: Monkton And Prestwick
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Probably early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay traditional farmhouse (now divided into flats with 20th century forestair to rear) with steading and circular horsemill. Random sandstone rubble with polished ashlar dressings. Eaves course.
STEADING: steading range attached to N of farmhouse. Detached perpendicular single storey and attic range to N with stables to E end end and presumably former threshing barn W end.
HORSEMILL: conical-roofed circular horsemill attached to N side of stable range of steading. 5 wide openings, now with 20th century cast-iron gates. INTERIOR: original timber truss.
Non-traditional uPVC windows to house. Ashlar-coped skews. Coped sandstone ashlar gablehead stacks, with red clay cans to farmhouse. Grey slate roofs.
An early 19th century farm with a good example of a circular horse mill - a rare survivor. Horsemills were the most common power source for threshing machines throughout the 19th century but few now survive in anything approaching their original form. The farm appears on earlier maps as Townhead. It is not shown on Andrew Armstrong's New Map of Ayrshire (1775). Many of the steading windows have been filled in.
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