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5 Cassilis Street Including Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4621 / 55°27'43"N

Longitude: -4.6373 / 4°38'14"W

OS Eastings: 233355

OS Northings: 621861

OS Grid: NS333218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWC9

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.QZZ1

Entry Name: 5 Cassilis Street Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356852

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21526

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Mid 19th century. 2-storey 3-bay rectangular-plan house on corner site. Painted render, harl and rubble. Base course; cornice; blocking course. Architraved windows; corniced and cill-blocked at ground floor.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to central corniced, pilastered and block-pedimented doorpiece; timber door; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Flanking single windows at both floors. Single storey section to outer right.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: single windows to left at ground and 1st floors.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: off-centre French windows and fanlight; lower small recessed opening to right. Single storey section to outer left.

BOUNDARY WALL: coped boundary wall enclosing site.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; rooflight; stone skews; gablehead stacks; circular and polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

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). No 5 is distinctive to Cassilis Street, being the only detached classical villa, as distinct from the terraced row of Nos 6-14 (Even Nos) opposite (see separate list descriptions).

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