Archive for For information past, present & future on the city of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  Forum Index -> The Greater Glasgow Area
Doog Doog

Skelmorlie Aisle Churchyard,Largs

Found this wee place tucked away a few weekends ago:

wee minx

Oh i like them Doog Doog, very nice in black and white too  
Doog Doog

Thanks,such an odd wee building. Its up a lane between a camping shop and an estate agents.

I like the B&W ones as well.

Looks a nice wee place...........If that's not too morbid.
Doog Doog

It is.Just a pity the gate was padlocked.

It's an Ancient Monument, Doog. From Wiki:

The Skelmorlie Aisle of Largs Old Kirk is the remains of a church in the town of Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland.

It contains a notable monument built by a local landowner, Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie as a burying place for himself and his wife, Dame Margaret Douglas. It was added to the old kirk (church) of Largs in 1636. It comprises a Renaissance canopied tomb above the burial-vault entrance. The painted timber ceiling dates from 1638 and is in vernacular contrast, with lively scenes illustrating the seasons as well as the Montgomerie coat of arms. The majority of the kirk was demolished in 1802 but the aisle containing the mausoleum was left standing.

Today Skelmorlie Aisle is in the care of Historic Scotland. Admission is free, although visitors need to obtain the key from the adjoining Largs Museum. Both the kirkyard and museum are open from late May to early September from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Doog Doog

Thanks for the info,Streapadair.
Might even get down sometime for a proper look. Forum Index -> The Greater Glasgow Area
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum
The early bird catches the worm (proverb) | The second mouse gets the cheese (fact)