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58-62 (Even Nos) Main Street

A Category C Listed Building in Beith, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7518 / 55°45'6"N

Longitude: -4.631 / 4°37'51"W

OS Eastings: 234972

OS Northings: 654073

OS Grid: NS349540

Mapcode National: GBR 39.BQ96

Mapcode Global: WH2NB.TPXG

Entry Name: 58-62 (Even Nos) Main Street

Listing Date: 2 December 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331373

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB927

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Beith

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2 storeys and attic, 4 bays. Pilastered shopfronts to ground with continuous entablature above (modern shop fascias to frieze); door to centre R to flats above. 4 windows to 1st floor with moulded, lugged architraves and raised cills; eaves course and cornice. 2 later piended and canted dormers. Painted ashlar.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen (2003).

UPVC glazing replacing traditional timber sash and case 12-pane windows; formerly 2-pane and 4-pane dormer windows.

INTERIOR: not seen (2003).

Statement of Interest

The building is shown in an early 20th century photograph (Reid, above) with Gavin Gibson's butchers to the left and Mrs Ferguson's bakery to the right. The shopfronts had large expanses of plate glass and were canted into the doorways. The proprietors' names were painted onto the frieze above. The photograph also shows the original glazing with the frames painted a dark colour. At present (2003) the building is empty and dilapidated and the shopfronts have been altered in the late 20th century. Roller shutters have been added which detract from the quality of the façade. The building still retains sufficient features however to remain listed, such as the fine ashlar façade, lugged window surrounds and pilastered shopfronts.

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