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17-21 High Street, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.464 / 55°27'50"N

Longitude: -4.6315 / 4°37'53"W

OS Eastings: 233729

OS Northings: 622053

OS Grid: NS337220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXWD

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.TXQM

Plus Code: 9C7QF979+HC

Entry Name: 17-21 High Street, Ayr

Listing Name: 17-21 (Odd Nos) High Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356975

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21594

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Early 19th century. 3-storey, 3-bay tenement with ground floor shops. Painted ashlar. 2nd floor cill course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Architraves to 1st and 2nd floor windows, corniced to 1st floor; deep apron panels to 1st floor, shallower to 2nd floor.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: recessed entrances at centre to Nos 17 and 19; glazed timber doors to both, letterbox fanlight to No 19; pilasters and cornice to mutual close (No 21) with Nos 23 and 25 (see separate list description); glazed timber door. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors with exception of bipartite window to outer right at 1st floor.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows at 1st and 2nd floors (some modern). Grey slate roof; stone skews; coped apex stacks; circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

At the beginning of High Street, Nos 17-21 set the pattern for much of the street, with the facade based on the old rigg frontages, of domestic accommodation over ground floor commercial uses. Mutual cill course, eaves course, cornice and blocking course with Nos 11-15 (Odd Nos) and Nos 23 and 25 (see separate list descriptions).

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