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Latitude: 55.7513 / 55°45'4"N
Longitude: -4.632 / 4°37'55"W
OS Eastings: 234910
OS Northings: 654014
OS Grid: NS349540
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BQ2T
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.TPGW
Plus Code: 9C7QQ929+G6
Entry Name: 18-20 Main Street, Beith
Listing Name: 1620 (Even Nos) Main Street
Listing Date: 2 December 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331369
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB924
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
1900 (dated); built for the Co-Operative Society. 2-storey range with Italianate details; late 20th century non-traditional shopfronts to ground; original cornice above. 4 key-blocked round-arched and 2 Venetian windows symmetrically arranged; linking string course at springing. Cornice and parapet; 2 prominent corniced and bracketed wallhead stacks; plaques at base of stacks carved 'AD' and '1900'. Buff sandstone ashlar.
W (REAR) ELEVATION: altered. Single storey dwellings on elevated ground.
INTERIOR: nothing original survives.
The ground floor has been significantly altered and the later shopfronts detract however the arched first floor windows and the prominent ashlar chimney stacks provide architectural interest to a building in a prominent town centre location.
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