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Latitude: 55.4637 / 55°27'49"N
Longitude: -4.6305 / 4°37'49"W
OS Eastings: 233793
OS Northings: 622020
OS Grid: NS337220
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY5K
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VX6T
Plus Code: 9C7QF979+FR
Entry Name: 55, 57, 59 High Street, Ayr
Listing Name: 55-59 (Odd Nos) High Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Last Amended: 29 March 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356981
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21600
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Late 18th century. 3-storey and attic, 4-bay near square-plan tenement with modern ground floor shop. Painted harl. Wide shallow band course between 1st and 2nd floors; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Strip quoins to E elevation and N elevation (right side only). Painted margins to windows at upper floors.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance to ground floor shop; 2-leaf glazed timber door; flanking shop windows; regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors; piended dormers to outer left and right at attic.
N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Slim twin-columned Roman Doric corniced doorpiece to right of modern shopfront; timber door; decorative letterbox fanlight. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors. 2 smaller attic windows to gablehead.
6-pane to upper sashes, plate glass to lower sashes at 1st and 2nd floors; 6-pane to attic windows to N elevation; 4- and 12-pane to dormers to E elevation. Grey slate roof; stone skews; scrolled skewputts; gablehead stacks; polygonal cans to N only.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Impressive columned doorpiece to N elevation, which occupies a prominent corner site, forming part of irregular square marking the site of the medieval market area, Fish Cross.