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The Gables, 2 Corsehill Road, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4485 / 55°26'54"N

Longitude: -4.6292 / 4°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 233809

OS Northings: 620326

OS Grid: NS338203

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YYHN

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.V9TY

Plus Code: 9C7QC9XC+C8

Entry Name: The Gables, 2 Corsehill Road, Ayr

Listing Name: 2 Corsehill Road, the Gables Including Ancillary Structure, Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356892

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21554

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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JK Hunter, 1905. 2-storey and attic, 6-bay asymmetrical-plan, detached villa on corner site. Harled and whitewashed.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: banded rusticated entrance to penultimate bartizan bay to outer right; timber door; iron lamp to left; single window at 1st floor to bartizan; crenellated parapet. Single windows at ground and 1st floor to bay to outer right. 2 single windows flanked by 2 narrower windows at ground floor to left; single window at 1st floor to gable (decorative arched work to upper lintel). Single windows at ground and 1st floor to penultimate bay to left. Single window at ground floor; ball finial to parapet above.

SE (MONUMENT ROAD) ELEVATION: 5-bay. 3 single windows at ground and 1st floor to gabled bay (differing sized and non-aligned) to left; narrow arrowslit window at attic. Single window at 1st floor to canted section to right. Single window at ground floor to outer right.

NW AND NE ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows; some fixed windows. Red slate roof; timber mutuled eaves (in part); wallhead gabled coped stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE, GATEPIERS, GATES AND BOUNDARY WALL: steeply gabled ancillary structure; square-plan coped gatepiers to vehicular entrance, panelled 2-leaf gates; harled gatepiers to pedestrian entrance, timber gate; red ashlar pedestrian gatepiers to Monument Road; timber gate. Coped rubble boundary wall encloses site.

Statement of Interest

Good example of early 20th century architecture with its unusual stepped facade treatment and bartizan to the W elevation. The local architect JK Hunter, by his death in 1929 had established himself as the, "... foremost architect in the town" (Close, p23), his most prominent work being the Pavilion (see separate list description).

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