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6 Cathcart Street

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4638 / 55°27'49"N

Longitude: -4.6336 / 4°38'0"W

OS Eastings: 233597

OS Northings: 622039

OS Grid: NS335220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXBP

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SXQR

Entry Name: 6 Cathcart Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356856

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21529

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

John Mercer, 1890. 3-storey, 3-bay L-plan commercial building forming part of terrace. Ashlar; painted at ground floor. Base course; cornice; blocking course. Arched architraved keyblocked openings to all bays; pilasters flanking; corniced band course to springing line at ground floor; tripartite openings to central bay, bipartite to flanking bays; central bay rises to form gablet; raised panel within.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: step to central entrance; 2-leaf timber door to left of split central arch; split fanlight; flaking shop windows (window to left half-infilled). Regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors.

Shop glazing at ground; textured glazing to upper panes of timber windows at 1st and 2nd floors. Grey slate roof; coped brick stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good late 19th century example of commercial architecture in the predominantly early 19th century Cathcart Street, built to provided access from Sandgate to the New Church in Fort Street (see separate list description). Of particular interest is the gabletted central bay which echoes that of the earlier pediments to both the former Relief Church and 7 and 9 Cathcart Street (see separate list descriptions).

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