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Mount Hamilton, St Quivox

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4832 / 55°28'59"N

Longitude: -4.5706 / 4°34'14"W

OS Eastings: 237659

OS Northings: 624045

OS Grid: NS376240

Mapcode National: GBR 3D.WL19

Mapcode Global: WH3QV.RFQV

Plus Code: 9C7QFCMH+7Q

Entry Name: Mount Hamilton, St Quivox

Listing Name: St Quivox, Mount Hamilton

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331450

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB993

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Parish: Ayr

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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18th century; remodelling circa 1790; later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay house with late Georgian detailing. Harled with painted polished margins. Base course; strip quoins; eaves course; eaves blocking course; piend-roofed rectangular dormers to attic floor.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; 1790 shallow bowed bay, 3 regularly placed windows to ground and 1st floor, recessed dormer to attic.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2 1790 bays to left, harled stair to centre leading to doorway at 1st floor, glazed with 3-pane fanlight, doorway and window to left return under stair at ground floor, regular fenestration to bay to left. Gabled 18th century bay advanced to right, deeply battered, window off-centre to left, window set in gablehead of attic floor; left return predominantly obscured by stair, window to ground floor.

SE ELEVATION: 3-bay 18th century block; symmetrical; single window to ground and 1st floor of centre bay, flanked to left and right by bipartite windows at ground floor; bipartite window to right of 1st floor, single window to left of 1st floor; 3 dormers to attic floor. Single storey and attic, 2-bay wing adjoining to outer left, regular fenestration.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled single storey and attic wing advanced to left, blank, window, boarded timber door and dormer to left return; 2-bay 1790 block recessed to right, window to left of ground floor, iron stair to window at 1st floor above and to canted dormer of attic floor; blind window to ground floor of bay to right, window to 1st floor above, canted dormer to attic floor; single storey curved wing adjoining to outer right at ground floor, stepped up, irregularly placed windows and doors to left and right returns.

Predominantly 4-pane and 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridges. Stone skews. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Interest

The broad shallow bowed front of Mount Hamilton, which echoes many of the country houses in Ayrshire, dominates the principal elevation and obscures much of the older house, which was originally the Auchincruive Estate factor's house.

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