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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356892
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21554
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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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