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Brisbane (also known as Over Kelsoland, Kelso Land, Brisbane House)


Brisbane House was demolished in the early- to mid-20th century. Brisbane Mains survives. The associated landscape is one of woodland belts and pasture.

Features & Designations


  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Brisbane Mains
  • Grade: B
  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Brisbane Mains, driveway bridge over Noddsdale Water
  • Grade: C(S)
  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building

  • Reference: Meridian Pillar, Brisbane Mains
  • Grade: B
Key Information


Landscape Park


Part: standing remains



  • Peter McGowan Associates with Christopher Dingwall, 'Brisbane', in {Ayrshire Garden and Designed Landscape Survey} (Prestwick: South Ayrshire Council, 2007) [on CD-ROM]
  • Millar, A. H., {The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire with Historical and Descriptive Accounts} (Glasgow: Grimsay Press, 2004), pp. 40-1
  • Gordon, J. (ed), {The New Statistical Account of Scotland} ([n.p.]: [], 1845), Vol. V, pp. 786-811
  • {Ordnance Survey of Scotland One Inch Popular Edition} (Southampton, 1924)
  • Ordnance Survey County Series Six Inch (Southampton, 1854)
  • Captain M. J. Armstrong and Son {A New Map of Ayrshire} (1775)
  • William Roy {Military Survey of Scotland} (1750)
  • Joan Blaeu {Atlas Novus - South Carrick/North Carrick/Kyle/Cunninghame} (Amsterdam, 1654)
  • Love, D., {Lost Ayrshire: Ayrshire's Lost Architectural Heritage} (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2005), pp. 26-8