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Customs House, Dock Road, Ardrossan

A Category B Listed Building in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.6393 / 55°38'21"N

Longitude: -4.8168 / 4°49'0"W

OS Eastings: 222808

OS Northings: 642018

OS Grid: NS228420

Mapcode National: GBR 32.KQ23

Mapcode Global: WH2NT.ZJG5

Plus Code: 9C7QJ5QM+P7

Entry Name: Customs House, Dock Road, Ardrossan

Listing Name: 3 Dock Road (Hm Customs and Excise House)

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356597

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21326

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ardrossan

County: North Ayrshire

Town: Ardrossan

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Circa 1840-1846. 2-storey, 3-bay flat-bowed former customs and excise building in plain classical style on gushet site. Painted coursed and random rubble; stone dressings painted in contrasting colour; coursed red sandstone rubble to rear elevation. Base course, banded string courses, corniced eaves course with low parapet. Corniced and pilastered doorway (partially blocked) to prinicipal elevation; 2 bays to right return (Dock Road) with simple pilastered doorpiece; 1 bay to left return (Harbour Road). West (Rear) Elevation: advanced gabled bay to left; 2 bays to right (later window inserted to far right at ground floor).

Most opening blocked; some timber windows to rear. Bowed, piended and pitched roofs; grey slates. Central coped brick ridge stack with circular clay cans; coped and rendered gable end stack.

Statement of Interest

1st Edition Ordnance Survey (1856). Ayrshire Architectural Heritage Trust, Ardrossan Harbour Feasibility Study Report (2004).

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