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1 Barns Street, Berkeley House, Including Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4606 / 55°27'38"N

Longitude: -4.6349 / 4°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 233497

OS Northings: 621680

OS Grid: NS334216

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y3D9

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S02P

Entry Name: 1 Barns Street, Berkeley House, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356796

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21499

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Circa 1803, with later additions. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay classical house (with later bays to outer left and Alloway Place). Painted render. Base course; cill course to ground floor windows; central dividing band course; eaves course; cornice; strip quoins. Painted margins to window openings.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: fluted Ionic columns to entrance porch in advanced, pedimented central bay; corniced doorpiece; timber door; cill course to flat-headed Venetian window at 1st floor (blind flanking windows); 'Berkeley House' to fascia; roundel to pediment; 3-light dormer at attic. Single windows to recessed flanking bays at ground and 1st floors; 2-light dormers at attic. Single windows (non-aligned) at ground and 1st floor to later bay to outer left; glazed timber door and shop window to re-entrant angle.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 11-bay, grouped 4-7. 4 single windows at ground and 1st floor to main house (blind windows to outer left at ground, penultimate bay to left and outer right at 1st floor). Recessed 2-leaf timber door with 3-light fanlight to right, in later single-storey 7-bay section; 2 single windows flanking; 2 single windows to outer left.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piend roof (platform roof to later addition to left); rooflights; pair of corniced ridge stacks; circular cans; single stack to later single storey 7-bay section.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: painted coped wall to W; coped brick wall to E.

Statement of Interest

Nos 1-29 (Inclusive Nos, no No 13 and 30, 32 and 54 Fullarton Street) form B Group. 1 Barns Street occupies an important corner site close to Wellington Square (see separate listings) and was the forerunner of development in Barns Street. The N side of Barns Street formed Ayr's first regular terrace development (Dodd, p358). Converted to hotel in 1928.

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