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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
Entry Name: George Street, Ayr (Martyrs) Free Church and Hall Including Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356966
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21589
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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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