St John the Baptist's Church, Ayr

Grid reference

NS 333 220 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

233300 622000

Latitude

55.46337599814692

Longitude

-4.637026726413723

Altitude (metres)

7

County

Ayrshire

Nearby places

Ayr, parish (0.12 miles)

Friars Well, Ayr (0.32 miles)

Auld Kirk of Ayr, Ayr (0.32 miles)

St Nicholas Rock, Ayr (0.53 miles)

St Leonard's Hospital & chapel, Doonslee, Ayr (1.49 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This is the medieval church of Ayr, first mentioned in 1230s, probably dating however from 1203. A single tower remains. See NMRS for probable thirteenth-century origin (Ayr became a burgh in 1203), a fifteenth-century tower, and excavations in 1985 which uncovered the foundations of the nave walls and piers. Two early medieval stone coffins have beeen found and numerous carved grave slabs. There is note of a St John's Well (Canmore ID 41804) but rather unreliable evidence.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Ayr, parish