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Latitude: 55.4639 / 55°27'50"N
Longitude: -4.6343 / 4°38'3"W
OS Eastings: 233554
OS Northings: 622054
OS Grid: NS335220
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XX5H
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SXDN
Entry Name: 16 and 18 Cathcart Street
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356862
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21532
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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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