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Latitude: 55.4656 / 55°27'56"N
Longitude: -4.6258 / 4°37'32"W
OS Eastings: 234095
OS Northings: 622219
OS Grid: NS340222
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XRH2
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.XWDC
Plus Code: 9C7QF98F+6M
Entry Name: George Street, Former Morrison Congregational Church Including Gate and Railings
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356968
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21590
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
1779; additions and internal alterations JA Morris, 1901. 2-storey, 4-bay (with 1901 single bay to left), rectangular-plan former church in severe classical style. Harled.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-leaf timber door to recessed single 1901 bay to left; broken segmental pediment over; projecting lamp fitting; small single window to left; fanlight opening at 1st floor; 2 round-arched openings to slightly advanced central gabled bay, moulded notice plaque within; single windows flanking to outer right and left at ground and gallery levels.
E (LIMONDS WYND) ELEVATION: 2 single windows to main building; square-headed entrance and flanking single windows to single storey piend-roofed 1901 section to outer right.
N AND W ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.
Boarded window openings. Slate piend roof with platform; harled wallhead stack; circular can. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
GATE AND RAILINGS: ornate 2-leaf art nouveau gate with railings to S elevation.
Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such. Good example of late 18th century church architecture, enlivened by the Art Nouveau additions of James Morris. Alongside architectural work, including that in Savoy Croft and Racecourse Road, Morris wrote the books "The Brig of Ayr and Something of its Story" in 1912 and "The Auld Toon O'Ayr" in 1928, both published by the Ayr publishers Stephen and Pollock, extolling the town's architectural highlights.
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