Morrison, J., Macfadyen, K. and Addyman, T. (2016). Brisbane Observatory, Analytical Assessment and Historic Building Record. Addyman Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1052513. Cite this using datacite

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Brisbane Observatory, Analytical Assessment and Historic Building Record
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Addyman Archaeology unpublished report series
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In April 2015 Addyman Archaeology undertook a detailed historic building record and analytical assessment of the early 19th century observatory built on the former Brisbane Estate, located some 3km north of the coastal town of Largs in North Ayrshire. The now ruined observatory structure is located adjacent to the site of the 17th century Brisbane House (demolished during military exercises in 1941) at the heart of the original estate. This small but historically important and influential private observatory was established in 1808 by Thomas Brisbane (1774-1860), later General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, Bart., in the policies of his principal seat, Brisbane House by Largs; the observatory was completed in 1811 The structure is rubble-built with the exception of the exterior east and south facing elevations which are ashlar-fronted. The rubble masonry is of lime-bonded mixed field stone. Externally the rubble was harled, of which some trace still remains. The ashlar work employed for dressings for openings, quoining and architectural enrichment, is finely cut, finely droved and tight-jointed, employing a hard, fine-grained pale grey sandstone. The observatory is almost precisely square in plan at 28'0
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J Morrison
K Macfadyen
T Addyman
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Addyman Archaeology
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Historic Environment Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
West of Scotland Archaeological Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2016
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Country: Scotland
Parish: LARGS
Site: Brisnbane Observatory
County: NORTH AYRSHIRE
Grid Reference: 220846, 661925 (Easting, Northing)
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OASIS Id: addymana1-298268
OBIB: 1800
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wire bound a4 paper
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21 May 2019
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