Coilsfield (also known as Coylfield, Montgomerie)3936

Prestwick, Scotland

Brief Description

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.


The estate at Coilsfield was the seat of the Montgomeries of Coilsfield, the ancestors of the Earls of Eglinton, from the mid-17th century until the close of the 18th century. During this time tree-lined parks were laid out. A more ambitious designed landscape was developed as a setting for an early-19th-century house. The house was demolished in 1971, after which the designed landscape has degraded.

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