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18-22 (Even Nos) Eglinton Street, Irvine's the Baker

A Category C Listed Building in Beith, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331330

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB885

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Beith

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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 fa├žade to Eglinton Street, the principal thoroughfare in Beith.

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