Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ayrshire Amalgam

NS4140 : Kirktoun Church by Ian Rainey

Kirktoun Church

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Ian Rainey's photograph of KIRKTOUN church in Ayrshire shows what I suspect was a simple lancet church which was embellished in the later C19 by some quality alterations and additions. The transept on the left has been given a rose window and the tower is a miniature version of a late Perpendicular tower which would be at home in Yorkshire. A large five-light window is squeezed into the available space above the door and the bell openings are also large in comparison to the rest, a grandeur beyond its size. I love it!

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