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Latitude: 55.7499 / 55°44'59"N
Longitude: -4.6359 / 4°38'9"W
OS Eastings: 234661
OS Northings: 653868
OS Grid: NS346538
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BWPZ
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.RQMY
Plus Code: 9C7QP9X7+WM
Entry Name: 60 Eglinton Street, Beith
Listing Name: 60 Eglinton Street
Listing Date: 2 December 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331335
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB891
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. 2 storeys, 3 bays; central door with segmental headed pend (later doors) to L. Squared whinstone with raised sandstone margins; droved tabbed surrounds; eaves course.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-storey and basement; central square stair tower with door to ground; flanking doors to basement; 2 bays to L, 1 to R. Random whinstone rubble; sandstone margins; remains of harl.
UPVC replacing timber sash and case windows; 1 remaining original 12-pane timber sash and case window to rear. Grey slates; straight skews; coped ashlar end stacks; circular clay cans to R stack.
INTERIOR: part seen (2003); turnpike stair.
A typical early 19th century house with pend for a carriage. The building material is distinctive and there are a number of whinstone buildings in the town including 33-35, 37, 39-41 Eglinton Street and the return of 15-19 Main Street (all separately listed). Whinstone was quarried in many areas outside Beith particularly to the N and E, and at Barrmill but is a relatively uncommon domestic building material in Ayrshire (though often seen in the Borders), and is more usually employed for road construction due to its immense hardness.