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West Enoch Farm

A Category B Listed Building in Maybole, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3586 / 55°21'30"N

Longitude: -4.7152 / 4°42'54"W

OS Eastings: 227981

OS Northings: 610528

OS Grid: NS279105

Mapcode National: GBR 46.4DM6

Mapcode Global: WH2Q7.JKWX

Entry Name: West Enoch Farm

Listing Date: 22 October 2007

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354276

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19861

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Maybole

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton

Parish: Maybole

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Probably circa 1800 incorporating earlier fabric and with later additions. 2-storey, 3-bay gabled farmhouse with single storey and attic courtyard steading to rear. Rendered stone with painted ashlar margins and quoin strips to farmhouse; whitewashed random rubble to steading. Eaves course.

FARMHOUSE: principal (S) elevation with central main doorway and arched window above; single storey wing to left (probably former dairy). Irregular fenestration elsewhere. Lean-to porch to right of rear elevation with single light to left side and timber-boarded door to right side.

W RANGE: single storey, adjoining farmhouse and N range, with dormer hayloft entrance towards N end.

N RANGE: single storey, adjoining W range. 20th century canopy supported by timber pillars to left.

E RANGE: detached. 2-bay basket-arched cartshed to left with prominent keystones and simple block capitals at springing point; stables to right with timber-boarded sliding door and flanking windows; stone forestair to attic at N gable. INTERIOR: open to double-framed roof with tie-beams. Grooved stone floor.

Predominantly 12- and 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Ashlar-coped skews. Coped, rendered gablehead stacks with buff clay cans. Scottish slate roofs with metal flashings and rooflights. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Remarkably little-altered farmhouse with unusual and distinctive arched central window and a good range of steading buildings to rear. The retention of the original 12-pane fenestration is particularly remarkable, as most Ayrshire farmhouses had their windows replaced with large-pane glazing in the mid or late 19th century. The position of the house, on one side of the courtyard and with its back to it, is a fairly unusual departure from the more common arrangement of the house at the centre of the courtyard and byre ranges stretching in front of it from each side.

The small, deep-set windows on the ground floor suggest that the house incorporates the fabric of a single storey 18th century cottage. Judging from the proportions and style of the upstairs windows, it is likely that the upper storey was added in about 1800. A farm of the same name has been on this location for centuries and was the site of the mortal wounding of the Laird of Bargany by the Earl of Cassillis in December 1601 (Groome).

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