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17 Cathcart Street (Flats A-N), Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4641 / 55°27'50"N

Longitude: -4.6341 / 4°38'2"W

OS Eastings: 233566

OS Northings: 622076

OS Grid: NS335220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XX6P

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SXHH

Plus Code: 9C7QF978+M9

Entry Name: 17 Cathcart Street (Flats A-N), Ayr

Listing Name: 17 Cathcart Street, Flats A-N, (Former Relief Church) Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356864

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21534

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200356864

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

Tagged with: Warehouse

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1816. 2-storey and attic (later conversion), 5-bay, near rectangular-plan pedimented former relief church. Sandstone rubble. Base course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; strip quoins. Segmental-headed openings; narrow margins to window openings.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central 3-bays advanced and pedimented. Pedimented central doorpiece; triglyph frieze; columns flank glazed timber door; letterbox fanlight; pilasters flank side-lights; single window aligned above at 1st floor; architraved oculus to pediment. Regular fenestration to flanking bays.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Regular fenestration at ground, 1st and attic floors; segmental-headed openings to 1st floor only (relieving arches at ground floor); square windows flank central cartwheel opening at attic. Glazed timber door and fanlight to single storey porch to outer right.

NW (FORT STREET) ELEVATION: as for SE elevation (no entrance porch).

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Regular fenestration at ground and 1st floor; central window at ground converted below to form glazed timber door with side-lights. Adjoining lean-to to outer left; timber door with fanlight at ground, single window aligned above to right; exterior railed stair to timber door to left.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; rooflights; stone skews; gablehead stacks; polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: coped boundary wall enclosing site to NE and NW elevations; single square-plan gatepiers to NE and NW elevations, pyramidal caps, modern iron gates.

Statement of Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use. Former Relief Church to the Cathcart Church in Fort Street (see separate list description). Cathcart Street (formerly St John's Street) provided access from Sandgate to the New Church in Fort Street. Marked as a warehouse on the 1961 Ordnance Survey map, the building has been converted to residential use and occupies a prominent corner-site, standing opposite Ayr Academy (see separate list description) on Fort Street. Gateway by William Come, 1929 now moved to Former Cathcart Church, Fort Street (information courtesy of Robert Close).

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