Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
NS 30324 43274
230324, 643274

Removal Reason

Dual designated site. Kilwinning Abbey is appropriately recognised through its designation as a scheduled monument.


Founded by Richard de Morville circa 1162 on the site of a

church built by the Irish St. Wynnin (6th century). Most

striking part of the scanty remains is the south transept

gable with its three lancets; also extant are the doorway

into the east cloister walk, the chapter house entrance,

and part of the west front.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Area 22 March 2002.



Ecc. Arch. vol. ii pp. 73-86

plan fig. 501

illustrations figs. 500, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506 & 507

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Kilwinning Abbey

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Related Designations

  1. Kilwinning AbbeySM90187

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument

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