Material from the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele
This website will be the basis for an online database of photographs and documents about
the history of Kilbirnie. Items will be added over the coming months and years to provide a
comprehensive documentation of Kilbirnie's heritage. Most of the material will come from
the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele, but other sources will be sought for information.
Please contact Adam McLean firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to share material, provide
better descriptions or correct errors.
The History of Kilbirnie Place - Part 1 North Side, Courtyard and Kitchens
Kilbirnie Castle, commonly called the 'Place' was built in two phases, first a keep and later a mansion, mainly by the Crawford family, Earls of Crawford, of Lindsay, etc. The 'Pleasure Gardens' consisted of a 'Grand Avenue', Walled Gardens, etc.