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Citadel Fortification Including Miller's Folly, Bruce Crescent (Rear), Citadel Lane, Montgomerie Terrace (Rear) and South Harbour Street, Ayr (Excluding Scheduled Monument No 6277 and Scheduled Monum

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4657 / 55°27'56"N

Longitude: -4.6378 / 4°38'16"W

OS Eastings: 233335

OS Northings: 622258

OS Grid: NS333222

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XNRT

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.QWP9

Entry Name: Citadel Fortification Including Miller's Folly, Bruce Crescent (Rear), Citadel Lane, Montgomerie Terrace (Rear) and South Harbour Street, Ayr (Excluding Scheduled Monument No 6277 and Scheduled Monum

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Last Amended: 28 May 2015

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 405193

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21547

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Hans Ewald Tessin, circa 1654. Western half of large hexagon (long axis orientated north and south) with pentagonal angles. N pentagon has boldly corbelled bartizan, rebuilt 1853 for John Miller (known as Miller s Folly). Ashlar and rubble walls, set on batter.

Statement of Interest

Cromwellian troops built the citadel in the 1650s on land encompassing not only the area of the old castle but of the parish church as well. In 1663, the Citadel was acquired by the Earl of Eglinton, and given the status of a Burgh of Barony - Montgomerieston. In 1854, the land was acquired by John Miller, out-manoeuvring the Town Council. Included in the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland Archive are plans made for a proposed New Town to be built upon the Citadel site by Alexander Stevens, architect of the New Bridge and 1-3 New Bridge Street (AYD/80/1-2).

The sections of wall on Ailsa Place and Arran Terrace are Scheduled Monument No 6277 and 6276 and are excluded from the listing.

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2015. Formerly known as 'Ailsa Place, Arran Terrace, Bruce Crescent (rear), Citadel Lane, Mountgomerie Terrace (rear) and South Harbour Street, Citadel Fortifications including Miller's Folly'.

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