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16 Cathcart Street, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4639 / 55°27'50"N

Longitude: -4.6341 / 4°38'2"W

OS Eastings: 233561

OS Northings: 622052

OS Grid: NS335220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XX5H

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SXGN

Plus Code: 9C7QF978+H8

Entry Name: 16 Cathcart Street, Ayr

Listing Name: 16 and 18 Cathcart Street

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356861

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21532

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, basement and attic, pair of houses forming part of terrace. Sandstone rubble to right (painted at basement); painted render to left. Painted ground floor band course; cornice; blocking course. Painted margins to window openings.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement to 2 entrances; lower plain margined entrance to left; columned, corniced, block-pedimented doorpiece to right; timber doors and painted letterbox fanlights to both; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Single windows to outer bays at ground and 1st floors. Timber central door; flanking single windows to basement to No 16. Timber door; single window to right to basement to No 18. 3 single dormers at attic; segmentally arched to outer left and right.

Textured glass to windows at basement to No 16; modern enlarged window at ground; 6-pane to upper sashes of timber sash and case windows at 1st floor; shop window at basement to No 18; plate glass to ground and 1st floor; 16-pane to outer dormers at attic; modern glazing to central dormer. Grey slate roof; coped brick stacks (low central wallhead stack); circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good example of earlier 19th century building showing the development of Cathcart Street, which provided access from Sandgate to the New Church in Fort Street (see separate list description). Of particular note is the block-pedimented doorpiece to No 20. Continuous ground floor band course, fenestration line, blocking course and cornice with Nos 10-14 (Even Nos) and 20 Cathcart Street (see separate list descriptions).

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