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Latitude: 55.4637 / 55°27'49"N
Longitude: -4.6306 / 4°37'50"W
OS Eastings: 233782
OS Northings: 622016
OS Grid: NS337220
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY49
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VX3V
Entry Name: 53 and 53a High Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356980
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21599
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. 3-storey, 2-bay near rectangular-plan tenement with modern ground floor shop. Painted ashlar to High Street elevation, painted harl to Hope Street elevation. Cill courses at 1st and 2nd floors; cornice; blocking course. Painted window margins at 1st and 2nd floors.
N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance to shop at ground floor; glazed timber door; letterbox fanlight; flanking shop windows. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors.
W (HOPE STREET) ELEVATION: blind canted section turning corner to outer left. Modern timber pedimented doorpiece at centre; single timber door; narrow letterbox fanlight; 2 windows to each floor (irregularly disposed and sized).
12-pane timber sash and case windows to 1st and 2nd floors of High Street and Hope Street elevations (2 smaller additional modern windows to Hope Street). Grey slate roof. Lamp fitting to right of 1st floor window to outer right, above High Street sign.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Forms part of an irregular square, marking the site of the medieval market area, Fish Cross.