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Lainshaw (also known as Langshawover, Langshaw)


The estate at Lainshaw lies to the north of the River Annick on the outskirts of Stewarton and contains areas of woodland with wildlife interest despite recent development. The house has been restored and converted into flats and an associated housing development occupies part of the former policies.

  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house was renovated in 2007.
  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building
  • Reference: East Gate
  • Grade: C(S)
  • Historic Environment Scotland Listed Building
  • Reference: Lainshaw Mains Farm
  • Grade: B


Lainshaw has a long history and was associated with two powerful Ayrshire families, the Mongomeries and then the Cunninghames. By the mid-18th century there was a designed landscape comprising plantations and enclosures with a vista aligned on the house. A century later further belts of planting embraced the new home farm and an extended landscape. In 1954 the house was bought by the Ayrshire County Council. After a period as a nursing home, it was abandoned in 1993.


  • 18th Century