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1, 3 Citadel Place and 19 Fort Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4635 / 55°27'48"N

Longitude: -4.6353 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 233485

OS Northings: 622008

OS Grid: NS334220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWWL

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RXWZ

Entry Name: 1, 3 Citadel Place and 19 Fort Street

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356883

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21549

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Later 19th century. 2-storey, 6-bay mirrored pair of houses on corner site. Sandstone rubble. Base course; cornice. Cill blocks and painted margins to window openings.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to cavetto-splayed margined doorpieces to penultimate bays to left and right; recessed timber doors; letterbox fanlights; regular fenestration to flanking bays (central bay non-aligned). Central pedimented wallhead stack.

E (FORT STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay, with recessed bay to outer left. Regular fenestration at all floors to 3-bay section (smaller window openings to central bay). Central pedimented wallhead stack. Block-pedimented doorpiece to recessed bay to outer left; 2-leaf timber door; letterbox fanlight; lower square-headed archway to right; single window aligned at 1st floor. Single windows at ground and 1st floor to outer left to re-entrant angle, smaller window to centre at 1st floor.

Predominantly lying-pane glazing; modern glazing to windows at ground to outer left and 2 windows at 1st floor to outer right of E elevation. Grey slate roof; coped wallhead and ridge stacks; circular cans

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good example of later 19th century architecture leading to St John the Baptist's Tower (see separate list description). Of particular note are the cavetto-splayed doorpieces (found in the early 19th century buildings in the parallel Charlotte Street) and the substantial retention of lying-pane glazing.

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