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Latitude: 55.464 / 55°27'50"N
Longitude: -4.6335 / 4°38'0"W
OS Eastings: 233601
OS Northings: 622059
OS Grid: NS336220
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXBM
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SXRL
Entry Name: 7 and 9 Cathcart Street
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356855
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21528
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 2-bay pair of houses with tympany gable. Painted ashlar. Base course; eaves course.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2 deeply recessed central entrances; timber doors; letterbox fanlights. Corniced timber doorpiece to outer right; French window; letterbox fanlight. Glazed timber door to outer left; letterbox fanlight; shop window to right; shopfront fascia above. Regular fenestration at 1st floor. Single segmental-headed dormers to outer left and right at attic.
Modern glazing throughout. Grey slate roof; rooflights; corniced stack to tympany gable; coped brick gablehead stacks; circular cans (fluted to tympany gable).
INTERIORS: not seen 1998.
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 distinctive tympany gable and stack with fluted cans.