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53 and 53a High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356980

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21599

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Forms part of an irregular square, marking the site of the medieval market area, Fish Cross.

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