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Burns Statue Square, Monument to Robert Burns Including Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4582 / 55°27'29"N

Longitude: -4.6287 / 4°37'43"W

OS Eastings: 233882

OS Northings: 621397

OS Grid: NS338213

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YBT7

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.W21J

Entry Name: Burns Statue Square, Monument to Robert Burns Including Railings

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356834

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21515

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

George A Lawson (Sculptor), 1892. James A Morris (Architect). Stepped Aberdeen granite square-plan plinth; bronze relief tablets to all faces depicting 4 separate scenes; pulvinated frieze; surmounting bronze figure of Robert Burns facing S.

RAILINGS: replacement grey iron railings enclose site in circular-plan.

Statement of Interest

J Moore (founder) inscribed on statue base. The original highly elaborate iron railings and lamp standards enclosing statue, as shown in NMRS photograph dated 1893 (see References), donated by Sir William Arrol, were removed during World War II as a contribution to the war effort. Panels by G A Lawson, George E Bissell and David McGill.

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