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Burns Statue Square, South African War Memorial

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.458 / 55°27'28"N

Longitude: -4.6279 / 4°37'40"W

OS Eastings: 233933

OS Northings: 621374

OS Grid: NS339213

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YC02

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.W2FP

Entry Name: Burns Statue Square, South African War Memorial

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356835

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21516

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Thomas Brock (Sculptor), 1902. Granite square-plan plinth; bronze relief table to E face; cornice; surmounting bronze figure facing E.

Statement of Interest

Railings enclosing statue, as depicted in old photographs have now been removed. E face inscription reads "In memory of the officers, noncommissioned officers and men of the Royal Scots Fusiliers who died in the campaigns in South Africa 1879-81, the Soudan 1884-5, Burma 1885-9, Tirah 1897 and South Africa 1899-1902. Erected by the people of Ayrshire, Wigtownshire, the Stewartry and Dumfriesshire and by the 1st and 2nd Battalions and 3rd Militia Battalions and 1st and 2nd Volunteer Battalions, Royal Scots Fusiliers, the 1st Ayr and Galloway Volunteer Artillery and the 4th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. 'Ye Babbling Winds in Silence Sweep Disturb Ye Not the Hero's Sleep''".

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