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Latitude: 55.7497 / 55°44'58"N
Longitude: -4.6365 / 4°38'11"W
OS Eastings: 234621
OS Northings: 653851
OS Grid: NS346538
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BWJW
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.RRB2
Entry Name: 66 Eglinton Street
Listing Date: 14 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331338
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB894
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3 bay flatted dwelling with later piended dormers. Narrow central door. Later (probably cement) harl; raised and painted margins, eaves course and cornice.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 2 storeys and basement; central curved stair tower with stone steps and cast-iron railings; flanking windows.
Non-traditional windows throughout including uPVC to upper floors. Inappropriate concrete tiles to roof replacing traditional grey slates; straight stone skew to L; small brick gable stack (probably later).
INTERIOR: part seen 2003. Communal close with timber 2-leaf doors with fielded panels (access to garden at rear); stone turnpike stair to 1st floor flat; some reeded architraves with corner roundels.
A standard, plain symmetrical villa that relies on its simplicity of form but has unfortunately lost much of its traditional character: the addition of dormers and removal of slates has considerably affected the character; the later glazing and thick cement harl also mean that there is little of merit left in this building. For these reasons, the building has been downgraded from Category B to C(S). It remains listed for its prominence in the streetscape and, because sufficient character survives, it would benefit from future restoration of its traditional features.
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