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Auchinleck House

A Category A Listed Building in Auchinleck, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Entry 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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Description

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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