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52 and 54 Fort Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4626 / 55°27'45"N

Longitude: -4.6349 / 4°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 233510

OS Northings: 621908

OS Grid: NS335219

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XX0S

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SY3N

Entry Name: 52 and 54 Fort Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356954

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21581

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century. 2-storey with attic and basement, 7-bay pair of near rectangular-plan houses. Painted render to W elevation. Base course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Cills to window openings; ribbed at 1st floor.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: consoled cornices to block-pedimented paired doorpieces to 4th and 5th bays; no exterior doors; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors to remaining bays (basement openings to right). 4 canted dormers at attic.

12-pane timber sash and case windows at ground and 1st floors; plate glass at attic. Grey slate roof; stone skews (cranked to S); corniced gablehead stacks.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

A good remaining example of earlier 19th century architecture, drawing on the classical tradition. Later additions adjoining to outer left and right.

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