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King Street, Monument to John Taylor Including Railings and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4671 / 55°28'1"N

Longitude: -4.6217 / 4°37'18"W

OS Eastings: 234360

OS Northings: 622380

OS Grid: NS343223

Mapcode National: GBR 3B.XLDB

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.ZVC6

Entry Name: King Street, Monument to John Taylor Including Railings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357190

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21765

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Erected 1850. Stepped plinth; egg and dart frieze; surmounting figure of John Taylor facing W. Inscription to W face.

RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: iron railings surmount low coped boundary wall enclosing statue.

Statement of Interest

John Taylor (1805-1842) was a Chartist, sent to jail for radical beliefs and libellous articles published in the "Ayrshire Reformer" of which he was editor.

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