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55, 57, 59 High Street, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356981

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21600

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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.

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