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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356796
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21499
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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.