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6 and 8 Eglinton Street

A Category C Listed Building in Beith, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7505 / 55°45'1"N

Longitude: -4.6332 / 4°37'59"W

OS Eastings: 234831

OS Northings: 653927

OS Grid: NS348539

Mapcode National: GBR 39.BPT1

Mapcode Global: WH2NB.SQXH

Entry Name: 6 and 8 Eglinton Street

Listing Date: 2 December 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331365

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB920

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Beith

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith

Parish: Beith

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Mid 19th century; restored 2003. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house with later shops to ground floor; narrow pend to outer L. 3 irregularly-spaced 1st floor windows. 2 canted piend-roofed dormers, re-instated 2003. Polished sandstone ashlar with raised cills; cornice above shopfronts.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: projecting square stair tower. Harled with exposed margins.

Traditional timber sash and case replacement 12-pane windows. Grey slates; end stacks with replacement circular clay cans. Replacement cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: refurbished 2003, nothing original survives.

Statement of Interest

The restoration of this building in 2003 as part of the Townscape Heritage Initiative has been quite remarkable. For many years the building suffered from neglect and it was previously in poor condition prior to 2002. The building has had its late 19th century dormers replaced, missing since the late 20th century when the roof was unsympathetically tiled, and the layer of later paint removed from the dressed sandstone. The fenestration has been carefully replaced to match the original. This and the four other adjoining buildings at The Cross form an important set due to their diverse character and form. The restoration of their traditional features make this an impressive group at the centre of the town.

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