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5 Cathcart Street

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.464 / 55°27'50"N

Longitude: -4.6334 / 4°38'0"W

OS Eastings: 233607

OS Northings: 622055

OS Grid: NS336220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXCX

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SXSM

Entry Name: 5 Cathcart Street

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356853

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21527

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrically-fronted house. Painted ashlar. Base course; eaves course. Painted margins to openings.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: step to central square-headed cavetto-splayed doorpiece; 2-leaf timber door; letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Flanking single windows at ground and 1st floor. Single dormers to outer right and left at attic.

12-pane timber sash and case windows at ground and 1st floor; plate glass at attic. Grey slate roof; corniced stacks; circular cans (to left stack only).

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good surviving example of early 19th century architecture in the narrow Cathcart Street, which provided access from Sandgate to the New Church in Fort Street (see separate list description). Of particular note is the retention of 12-pane glazing and the cavetto-splayed doorpiece.

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