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Kilwinning Abbey

A Category A Listed Building in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6533 / 55°39'11"N

Longitude: -4.6983 / 4°41'53"W

OS Eastings: 230324

OS Northings: 643274

OS Grid: NS303432

Mapcode National: GBR 37.JT5R

Mapcode Global: WH2NW.S5WG

Entry Name: Kilwinning Abbey

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 380972

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36237

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilwinning

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilwinning

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Founded by Richard de Morville circa 1162 on the site of a
church built by the Irish St. Wynnin (6th century). Most
striking part of the scanty remains is the south transept
gable with its three lancets; also extant are the doorway
into the east cloister walk, the chapter house entrance,
and part of the west front.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled Area 22 March 2002.

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