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1-14 (Inclusive Nos) Barns Terrace Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4592 / 55°27'33"N

Longitude: -4.6347 / 4°38'4"W

OS Eastings: 233507

OS Northings: 621526

OS Grid: NS335215

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y3H0

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S16R

Entry Name: 1-14 (Inclusive Nos) Barns Terrace Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356816

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21503

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Robert Paton, 1845-1860. 2-storey, 36-bay palace block of 7 pairs of mirrored houses (outer pairs and central pair form slightly advanced pavilions). Ashlar to entrance elevation; channelled at ground floor. Base course; central band course dividing 1st and 2nd floors; eaves course; cornice; blocking course (to Nos 1, 2, 7, 8, 13, 14); aprons and architraves to 1st floor windows.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 4-bay to outer and central pavilion paired houses; central square-headed doorpieces; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor; advanced outer bays; tripartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors. 6-bay to intermediate paired houses; central square-headed doorpieces; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor; regular fenestration at both floors to remaining bays.

Predominantly 6-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof (piended to Nos 1, 2, 7, 8, 13, 14); corniced ridge and wallhead stacks; polygonal cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: low coped boundary wall encloses site to W elevation; canted square-plan gatepiers to outer left and right.

Statement of Interest

An imposing classical terrace, standing behind walled open space, set-back from Alloway Place. The terrace draws upon a classical architectural style as displayed in the buildings opposite in Alloway Place, and informs the design for 1-4 Barns Park (see separate list descriptions).

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