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Latitude: 55.6053 / 55°36'19"N
Longitude: -4.4818 / 4°28'54"W
OS Eastings: 243751
OS Northings: 637427
OS Grid: NS437374
Mapcode National: GBR 3H.MVLT
Mapcode Global: WH3QB.4C2R
Entry Name: 30 Samson Avenue, Provost Lamp
Listing Date: 1 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396270
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48781
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Decorated lamp and standard; painted red. Plain shaft; crossbar; glass lantern with Kilmarnock Burgh Arms painted on all 4 faces; surmounted with cresting.
Prior to the 1975 Local Government (Scotland) Act both Lord Provosts and Baillies were entitled to 2 official standard lamps outside their residences. After the appointment of a new provost, the outgoing provost retained one of these lamps. The lamp at 30 Samson Avenue marks the old residence of one of the last provosts of Kilmarnock, Annie Mackie. With local government reforms in 1975, Kilmarnock lost its Town Council and consequently its Coat of Arms, which was based on the Boyd Family heraldry.
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