History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Monument To Sir James Fergusson Of Kilkerran, Wellington Square, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 55.4614 / 55°27'40"N

Longitude: -4.6353 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 233476

OS Northings: 621772

OS Grid: NS334217

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWXB

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZWM

Plus Code: 9C7QF967+HV

Entry Name: Monument To Sir James Fergusson Of Kilkerran, Wellington Square, Ayr

Listing Name: Wellington Square, Monument to Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357253

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21823

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Find accommodation in


Sir William Goscombe John (Sculptor), 1910. Stepped granite square-plan plinth; pulvinated band; surmounting bronze figure facing NE (bronze foliage and sword lies on steps to NE elevation).

NE face reads "To the Right Honovrable Sir James Fergvsson of Kilkerran, Baronet. G C S I K C M G C I E LL D Born 1832 - Died 1907. Who served his covntry faithfvlly and well from the time when he fovght for her in the Crimea to the end of his life. Not only in Parliament and in high places of government bvt also by work done for his chvrch, his covntry and his parish. This statve was set vp in 1910 in gratefvl and affectionate remembrance alike by those of his own covntry and of lands beyond the seas who knew the man and his labovrs for the pvblic good."

NW face reads "Grenadier gvards 1851-1855, present at the battles of Alma and Inkerman. Commanded Ayr and Wigtown militia 1858-68. MP for Ayrshire 1854-57 & 1859-68. Vnder Secretary home department 1867-8. Governor of Sovth Australia 1868-73. Governor of New Zealand 1873-5. Governor of Bombay 1880-85. Vnder secretary for Foreign affairs 1886-91. Postmaster general 1891-92. MP for NE Manchester 1885-1906."

SE face reads "Captain Royal Company of Archers, DL and JP for covnty of Ayr, covnty covncillor covnty of Ayr, parish covncillor parish of Dailly, member of school board parishes of Dailly and Crosshill."

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 1-12 (Inclusive), 16-27 (Inclusive), Sheriff Court (No 14), County Buildings, Monuments to James George Smith Neill, Earl of Eglinton and Wintoun, War Memorial, and Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.