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47 and 49 Fort Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4622 / 55°27'44"N

Longitude: -4.6353 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 233481

OS Northings: 621868

OS Grid: NS334218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWX1

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RYXY

Entry Name: 47 and 49 Fort Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356952

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21578

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Thomas King, 1824. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay mirrored pair of houses. Painted render; rubble to sides. Base course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; tympany gable.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to central consoled, corniced block-pedimented doorpieces; timber doors; letterbox fanlights (geometrical pattern to No 49); 2 single windows to outer bays at ground; regular fenestration at 1st floor (non-aligned). Segmental headed dormers to outer right and left at attic.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows at ground floor; 12-pane at 1st floor; 16-pane at attic. Grey slate roof; rooflights; wallhead and gablehead stacks; circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good pair of earlier 19th century houses fronting Fort Street, notable for their long consoled doorpieces and distinctive tympany gable. Ayr Baptist Church (see separate list description) stands adjacent.

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