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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356975
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21594
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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).