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Free Church, George Street, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4651 / 55°27'54"N

Longitude: -4.6278 / 4°37'40"W

OS Eastings: 233965

OS Northings: 622167

OS Grid: NS339221

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XR10

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.WWGR

Plus Code: 9C7QF98C+2V

Entry Name: Free Church, George Street, Ayr

Listing Name: George Street, Ayr (Martyrs) Free Church and Hall Including Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356966

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21589

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Dated 1832, with later additions. 2-storey, 3-bay near square-plan pedimented classical Free Church with church hall to rear. Rubble (painted to entrance elevation). Painted strip quoins. Architraved openings to entrance elevation, corniced at ground floor.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: pilastered and pedimented double doorpiece; pair of 2-leaf timber doors; single window aligned above at 1st floor; dated square panel to pediment reads 'AD 1832'; single windows flanking to outer bays at ground and 1st floor.

E (JOHN STREET) ELEVATION: 2 single windows at ground and 1st floor.

Blinded openings to entrance elevation; plate glass timber sash and case windows to side elevations; round-arched sash and case windows with gothick glazing, flank pulpit to S elevation. Grey slate roof; stone skews.

INTERIOR: timber boarded ceiling; timber pews, gallery, furniture and pulpit; central, domed finialled tester; flanking arched windows.

HALL: later asymmetrical-plan church hall to S of church.

GATEPIERS, GATES, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: central square-plan gatepiers to central entrance; single gatepier to outer right; pair of gatepiers to outer left; iron gates; modern railings surmount coped boundary wall. Additional piend-roof section to SE.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Constructed in 1832 as the first permanent Reformed Presbyterian Church (or Covenanting church) in Ayr.

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