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Latitude: 55.4638 / 55°27'49"N
Longitude: -4.6378 / 4°38'15"W
OS Eastings: 233332
OS Northings: 622046
OS Grid: NS333220
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XW6T
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.QXRR
Plus Code: 9C7QF976+GV
Entry Name: 8 Eglinton Terrace, Ayr
Listing Name: 1-27 (Inclusive Nos) Eglinton Terrace Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356927
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21573
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Later 19th century, with later additions. 2-storey terrace of mirrored pairs of 3-bay houses. Polished ashlar. Base course; central band course; 1st floor cill course; mutuled cornice. Architraves to window surrounds; cornices at 1st floor windows.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: regular sequence of square-headed architraved entrances at ground to left or right; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; single windows aligned above at 1st floor; regular fenestration to 2 outer bays. Nos 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 27 advanced (raised in height by frieze cornice depth); wrought-iron 1st floor balconies (excepting No 27). Tripartite dormer to No 7, bipartite dormer to No 13, tripartite dormer to No 14, single dormer to No 15, 2 swept dormers to No 17 (bipartite to right), double dormer to No 23, single round-arched dormers to Nos 24 and 25.
4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof (piend roofs to Nos 1 and 2, 13-15); dormers to Nos 1 (side and rear only), 2 (rear only), 7, 12 (rear only), 13 (entrance elevation only), 14 (entrance elevation only), 15 (entrance elevation only), 17, 23, 24 and 25; rooflights; mutuled cornice to ridge stacks; polygonal and circular cans.
INTERIORS: not seen 1998.
BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS, RAILINGS AND GATES: low coped boundary walls divide houses and enclose site to E elevation (some with railings surmounting; short balustrades to entrance with square-plan piers and ball-finials (predominantly remaining); iron gatepiers and gates to pedestrian entrances (predominantly remaining).
Part of John Miller's feuing plan (who acquired the site in 1853) for the Citadel area, extending the line of Cassilis Street to the centre of Citadel enclosure. This long terraced row is a good example of later 19th century neo-classical architecture overlooking St John the Baptist's Tower (see separate list description). Pattern suggests a palace block scheme, incomplete to the N.