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Latitude: 55.7501 / 55°45'0"N
Longitude: -4.6345 / 4°38'4"W
OS Eastings: 234748
OS Northings: 653896
OS Grid: NS347538
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BPJD
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.SQ9Q
Entry Name: 40 and 42 Eglinton Street
Listing Date: 14 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331332
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB887
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Late 18th to early 19th century. 2 storeys, 3 wide bays; out-of-scale 20th century box dormers and shops to ground. Central pilastered doorpiece; entablature with Gothic detail to corner blocks and fluted lintel; raised curved block in centre of flat blocking course above. Bay to L with later door and shop window, original window opening to outer L; bay to R with plate glass shopfront and door to outer R; 3 windows to 1st floor. Painted render; raised and painted base course, margins and eaves course.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration. Random sandstone rubble with droved tabbed surrounds.
2 remaining original timber sash and case 4-pane windows (other astragals knocked out); uPVC glazing. Grey slates; stone ridge; off-centre coped ashlar wallhead stack with 1 remaining can; shared endstacks.
INTERIOR: part seen (2003). Stone scale and platt stair in common close with square-section cast-iron railings and timber handrail
Beneath the later alterations, additions and shop signage there is a good plain traditional building, typical of Eglinton Street, with an interesting doorpiece. The off-centre wallhead chimneystack is also an important feature worth preserving, as it is a local characteristic that has been lost on many other buildings in the town. The out-of-character box dormers detract however. Eglinton Street was once the grandest street in the town with many buildings dating from the late 18th and early 19th century, a period of prosperity in the town arising principally from textiles and tanning.
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