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Post Office, 29 Eglinton Street, Beith

A Category C Listed Building in Beith, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.7499 / 55°44'59"N

Longitude: -4.6339 / 4°38'1"W

OS Eastings: 234785

OS Northings: 653872

OS Grid: NS347538

Mapcode National: GBR 39.BX7R

Mapcode Global: WH2NB.SQKW

Plus Code: 9C7QP9X8+XC

Entry Name: Post Office, 29 Eglinton Street, Beith

Listing Name: 25-31 (Odd Nos) Eglinton Street, Former Post Office

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331355

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB911

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Beith

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith

Parish: Beith

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Tagged with: Post office

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1897, built for Post Office. Tenement of 2 storeys, 5 bays with offices and flats above. Good shopfront to ground with pilasters dividing 9 bays; timber fascia and dentilled cornice above; timber panelled 2-leaf doors to centre L and R. 3 bipartites to 1st floor with outer shallow-curved 3-light bays; central corniced wallhead stacks with arch dated '1897' framing painted Royal coat-of-arms. Base course; moulded eaves cornice. Painted ground floor; polished ashlar 1st floor; rubble to rear.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: 2 storeys with later brick built lean-to at rear; rubble single storey wing to rear L with slated monopitched roof. Irregular fenestration.

INTERIOR: barley-twist cast-iron balustrade with timber handrail to common close; cream tiled dado with brown foliate band; timber panelled doors to 1st floor room with decorative cornice. Small original mahogany chimneypiece to ground in timber v-groove boarded room to front.

Plate glass shop windows in timber surrounds; timber sash and case plate glass windows to 1st floor. Grey slates. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Built for the Post Office, the building is now (2003) used for sorting mail only.

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