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Brisbane


North Ayrshire

A location and former estate in North Ayrshire, Brisbane is located in the Brisbane Glen or Noddsdale, 1½ miles (2.5 km) northeast of Largs. Brisbane House was built as Kelsoland in 1636 but the name was changed to Brisbane in 1671. It was the birthplace of Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773 - 1860) who served as the Governor-General of New South-Wales and after whom the Australian city was named. Comprising three storeys and an attic, the house was extended with two curving wings in the 19th C. The roof was removed c.1939 and the house was demolished a few years later. A memorial to Sir Thomas Brisbane lies nearby and the remains of an observatory built by him, which is said to have been one of the first built in Scotland, can still be seen.

Brisbane Wood lies to the west, Brisbane Mains farm lies to the north and Brisbane Bridge to the north, while the Ayrshire Coastal Path cuts through.


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