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Coilsfield (also known as Coylfield, Montgomerie)


Coilsfield is a former estate, parts of which are now used as a caravan park and a cemetery. Coilsfield Mains survives. Robert Burns described the place in verse, referring to it as the castle of Montgomery.

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Country Estate



Electoral Ward

Tarbolton Symington Craigie



  • Peter McGowan Associates with Christopher Dingwall, 'Coilsfield', 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. 52-3
  • Close, R. (ed), {Ayrshire and Arran: An Illustrated Architectural Guide} (Edinburgh: The Rutland Press, 1992), p. 145
  • Gordon, J. (ed), {The New Statistical Account of Scotland} ([n.p.]: [], 1845), Vol. V, pp. 741-64
  • {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. 49-50