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Latitude: 55.4616 / 55°27'41"N
Longitude: -4.6347 / 4°38'4"W
OS Eastings: 233516
OS Northings: 621796
OS Grid: NS335217
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XX2G
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.SZ6F
Plus Code: 9C7QF968+J4
Entry Name: 66-70 Fort Street, Ayr
Listing Name: 62-74 (Even Nos) Fort Street and 2-10 (Even Nos) Fullarton Street, Wellington Chambers
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356957
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21584
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
H V Eaglesham, 1895. 4-storey, 9-bay tenement on corner-site with square-plan 5-stage tower and commercial premises at ground floor. Polished red ashlar; channelled at ground floor; banded at 1st floor. Base course; deep shopfront frieze and cornice; 2nd floor cill course; consoled cornice; parapet (balustraded to outer bays and central bay to Fullarton Street). Strip pilasters flank central 3 bays to Fort Street. Consoled iron balconies and cornices to 2nd floor windows; architraves to 3rd floor windows.
NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: glazed door to No 62 to outer left, shop window to right; glazed timber door to No 64, deep letterbox fanlight; recessed glazed timber door to No 66, letterbox fanlight, flanking shop windows; 2-leaf timber door to No 68, letterbox fanlight, shop window to left; timber door to No 70, letterbox fanlight; glazed timber door to No 72, shop window to right; 2-leaf timber door to No 74, letterbox fanlight, shop window to right. Near symmetrical treatment (excluding tower) to upper floors; tripartite windows at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors to outer bays; single windows to intermediate bays. Tower to outer left rises 1 stage above roofline; deeply recessed tripartite window; Ionic column mullions; balustraded parapet.
NE (FULLARTON STREET) ELEVATION: glazed door, letterbox fanlight to No 62 Fort Street (see above), shop window to left; 2-leaf timber door, letterbox fanlight to No 2, 3 single windows to right; 2-leaf glazed door to No 4, flanking shop windows; timber door, letterbox fanlight to No 6; off-centre 2-leaf timber door to Nos 8-12, flanking recessed 2-leaf glazed doors, shop windows. Near symmetrical treatment (excluding tower) to upper floors; tripartite windows at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors to central bay and bay to outer left; single windows to remaining bays. Tower to outer right (same as for NW elevation above). Tall banded wallhead stacks.
Shop windows at ground floor; plate glass timber sash and case windows to upper floors. Roof (not seen 1998). Banded, corniced stacks; circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Built using advanced construction techniques for its time, Rob Close refers to Wellington Chambers as, "... the major memorial to Henry Vincent Eaglesham [...] it has great presence and rare quality and, [...] is an engineer's building." Rob Close also questions, whether the strongly horizontal deeply recessed joints, would have had the same effect in grey Giffnock stone, the original proposed material.
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