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Latitude: 55.7504 / 55°45'1"N
Longitude: -4.6337 / 4°38'1"W
OS Eastings: 234799
OS Northings: 653917
OS Grid: NS347539
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BPPS
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.SQNK
Entry Name: 18-22 (Even Nos) Eglinton Street, Irvine's the Baker
Listing Date: 2 December 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331330
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB885
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Later to late 19th century. 3-bay, 2-storey and attic bakers' premises with shopfronts to ground. Base course; central pilastered door with keyblocked round-arched surround and fanlight; outer pilasters supporting plinth and dentilled cornice above shops. Original 3-bay shopfront to L (recently restored, 2003) with segmental-headed openings, rusticated keystones and inverted anthemions dividing bays at head of slim engaged columns (possibly cast-iron); modern shopfront to R. 1st floor with central window flanked by tripartites, all segmental-headed with bracketted cills and architraves; dentilled cornice and blocking course above. Later bipartite attic dormers. Rendered and painted surface.
INTERIOR: modern shop interiors. Central close with consoled arch; decorative cast-iron balustrade with timber handrail to stair from ground to attic. Cornicing to 1st floor flat.
UPVC windows to 1st floor; possibly original windows to ground L. Grey slates; straight skews to R gable with tall, corniced ashlar stack and cans to R.
Possibly purpose built as a bakers premises with accommodation above, the building contained a Scotch oven to the rear (this was covered over circa 2002). There is a further later annex to the rear accommodating modern bakery equipment. The restored shopfront has improved the building and presents an attractive façade to Eglinton Street, the principal thoroughfare in Beith.
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