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Customs House, 2 Fort Street, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4648 / 55°27'53"N

Longitude: -4.6334 / 4°38'0"W

OS Eastings: 233611

OS Northings: 622148

OS Grid: NS336221

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXCM

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SWTZ

Plus Code: 9C7QF978+WJ

Entry Name: Customs House, 2 Fort Street, Ayr

Listing Name: 2 Fort Street, Old Custom House Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 15 February 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356953

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21579

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic double-bow fronted former Custom House. Sandstone ashlar; rubble to side and rear. Base course; cill courses to ground and 1st floors; central band course; cornice; blocking course. Tripartite windows to bowed bays.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: step to central entrance; 2-leaf timber door; letterbox fanlight; blind window aligned above at 1st floor; regular fenestration to flanking bowed bays at ground and 1st floor (blind to inner sections of ground floor windows). Canted dormers to outer right and left at attic.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blank gable.

Plate glass and 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; rooflight; stone skews; brick gablehead stacks; circular and polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALL: low coped boundary wall enclosing site to NW elevation; higher stepped boundary wall enclosing site to SE elevation.

Statement of Interest

Former Custom House to the town. Detail to doorpiece now removed.

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