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Latitude: 55.7529 / 55°45'10"N
Longitude: -4.6304 / 4°37'49"W
OS Eastings: 235015
OS Northings: 654193
OS Grid: NS350541
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BQF6
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.VN6M
Entry Name: 35 Wilson Street
Listing Date: 25 April 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331386
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB940
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Probably late 18th century, remodelled earlier 19th century. 2-storey 3-bay house; central pilastered door with entablature; window to ground R enlarged (former shop window); all windows with architraved surrounds and raised cills. Base course, painted angle margins and eaves course. Harled.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: brick 2-storey addition circa 1900 with further original outbuildings.
UPVC glazing replacing traditional timber sash and case windows, probably originally 6-pane over 9-pane (no horns on sashes, top sash smaller than lower). Grey slates; end stacks, that to L rebuilt with circular clay cans, that to R coped ashlar with moulded octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: little original survives.
In the first half of the 20th century this building was run as the Wheatsheaf Inn. Hotels and inns were permitted to serve alcohol on Sundays to provide for travellers whereas pubs were not. As a result of this loophole, there was a high proportion of hotels and inns in Beith for the sized of the town. Latterly, the ground floor was used as an upholsterer's shop.
A photograph of 1979 shows the original timber sash and case windows with 4-pane glazing. These have most likely had their astragals knocked-out and would have been small-pane originally. The window to the right was enlarged to accommodate the shopfront. The house is typical in form for the late 18th to early 19th century but the moulded architraves and doorpiece are placed firmly in the 19th century and give a somewhat smartened appearance.
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