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1-5a (Inclusive Nos) Alloway Place Including Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4601 / 55°27'36"N

Longitude: -4.6355 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 233461

OS Northings: 621627

OS Grid: NS334216

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y396

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.R1T2

Entry Name: 1-5a (Inclusive Nos) Alloway Place Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356770

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21488

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

James Paton, earlier 19th century. 2-storey (with attics to rear), 3-bay, terrace of 5 houses. Polished ashlar (coursed sandstone to sides); rusticated at ground floor. Vermiculated base course; band course (parallel with block-pediments of doorpieces); 1st floor cill course; aprons; cornice; blocking course.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to block-pedimented columned doorpieces to left bay of each house; fluted columns; modillion cornice; timber doors (2-leaf to Nos 2 and 3); letterbox fanlights (3-light to No 4); 2 single windows to right at ground; regular fenestration at 1st floor.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: single window to right at ground; 2 single windows at 1st floor; boundary wall to outer right (see below).

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: steps to recessed entrance to No 5A (Pladda View); modern glazed door; single window aligned above at 1st floor; infilled openings to bay to left at ground and 1st floors; boundary wall to outer left (see below).

Plate glass timber sash and case windows (textured glazing to N elevation 1st floor windows). Grey slate roof; stone skews; rooflights; coped stacks (lower height to 3 to left); circular and polygonal cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low ashlar copes to E elevation.

Statement of Interest

B Group with 6-9 (Inclusive Nos) and 10-14 (Inclusive Nos) Alloway Place (see separate list descriptions). South of Wellington Square, there was to be a proposed Alloway Square (as shown on John Wood's Plan of Ayr, 1818) named after David Cathcart, Lord Alloway, who owned the land on which it was to be built, but only the terraced houses in Alloway Place were realised.

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