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5 and 7 Citadel Place Including Gates

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4635 / 55°27'48"N

Longitude: -4.6355 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 233476

OS Northings: 622010

OS Grid: NS334220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWV8

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RXTZ

Entry Name: 5 and 7 Citadel Place Including Gates

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356884

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21550

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. Painted coursed sandstone, exposed to W elevation. Base course; eaves course; cornice; strip quoins. Architraves and cill blocks to window openings.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to 2 central entrances; cavetto-splayed, round-arched, corniced (mutual), block-pedimented consoled doorpieces; timber doors; fanlights; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration to outer bays.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; stone skews; coped gablehead brick stacks; circular and polygonal cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

GATES: 2-leaf iron gate to outer right (mutual with Nos 15 and 17).

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 round-arched consoled doorpieces and the retention of its 4-pane timber sash and case windows.

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