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Auchinleck House

A Category A Listed Building in Auchinleck, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4781 / 55°28'41"N

Longitude: -4.3634 / 4°21'48"W

OS Eastings: 250726

OS Northings: 623016

OS Grid: NS507230

Mapcode National: GBR 3M.WZ26

Mapcode Global: WH3QY.YKBR

Plus Code: 9C7QFJHP+6J

Entry Name: Auchinleck House

Listing Name: Auchinleck House

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331393

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB948

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auchinleck

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Cumnock and New Cumnock

Parish: Auchinleck

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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The estate acquired some celebrity from being the home of James Boswell, biographer of Johnson. They visited Lord Auchinleck thee on their return from the journey in the Hebrides, 1773 - Present mansion attributed to Robert Adam, probably built circa 1760; ashlar; centre rectangular block has elaborately decorated pediment supported by 4 flat Ionic pilasters; 2 storeys, raised basement, flight of entrance steps; balustraded parapet and parapet urns - Supporting pedimented pavilions topped by curious ornamental towers, detached from the house itself but connected by curved screen walls.

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