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6 and 6a Cassilis Street Including Railings and Gate

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4624 / 55°27'44"N

Longitude: -4.6378 / 4°38'16"W

OS Eastings: 233324

OS Northings: 621897

OS Grid: NS333218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XW79

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.QYQS

Entry Name: 6 and 6a Cassilis Street Including Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356851

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21525

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey and basement, 2-bay rectangular-plan house on corner site. Coursed, squared sandstone. Eaves course; cornice; blocking course; strip quoin to right. Architraved windows; cornice to ground floor E elevation window.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: stepped platt oversailing basement to right; double pilastered, corniced and block-pedimented doorpiece; glazed timber door; letterbox fanlight; sidelight to right; single window aligned above at 1st floor; glazed timber door aligned below at basement. Regular fenestration to bay to left at basement, ground and 1st floor.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Windows to centre and left at basement; regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors (windows to centre and right at ground floor and flanking central window at 1st floor, infilled). Small modern extension to outer right.

4-pane lying pane glazing to upper sashes to E elevation (plate glass at basement); 6- and 10-pane lying pane glazing to N elevation. Grey slate roof; rooflights; stone skews; corniced gablehead stacks; circular and polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS AND GATE: iron railings to stepped platt and basement to E elevation; iron gate to left.

Statement of Interest

The later 19th century Eglinton Terrace (see separate list description) was developed by following the line of buildings in Cassilis Street to the centre of the Citadel enclosure (Dodd, pp348, 359). In the short terrace of Nos 6-14 (Even Nos), Nos 6 and 6A, along with Nos 8 and 10, followed the earlier building pattern of Nos 12 and 14, the only two houses present on the Ordnance Survey map, 1858.

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