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Provost Lamp, 30 Samson Avenue, Kilmarnock

A Category B Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QJG49+47

Entry Name: Provost Lamp, 30 Samson Avenue, Kilmarnock

Listing Name: 30 Samson Avenue, Provost Lamp

Listing Date: 1 August 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396270

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48781

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Decorated lamp and standard; painted red. Plain shaft; crossbar; glass lantern with Kilmarnock Burgh Arms painted on all 4 faces; surmounted with cresting.

Statement of Interest

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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