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61 and 63 High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4636 / 55°27'49"N

Longitude: -4.6305 / 4°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 233790

OS Northings: 622010

OS Grid: NS337220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY49

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VX5W

Entry Name: 61 and 63 High Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356982

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21601

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

H V Eaglesham, dated 1895. 3-storey, 3-bay Flemish Renaissance style tenement with ground floor shop. Polished ashlar. Pilaster strips delineate bays (banded to outer left and right). Tripartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: entrance to modern shop front to outer right; modern glazed door; letterbox fanlight; modern shopfront windows to centre and to bay to left; crossed key motif to inner pilasters of fascia frieze; Nos 61 and 63 to frieze of outer pilasters. Ionic column mullions to 2nd floor window; bowed balustraded balcony. Blind tripartite tympanum; bas relief cherub spandrels; scrolls to corniced stepped gable; finial to straight skewed centre apex.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to 1st and 2nd floors. Grey slate roof; corniced stacks rising from inner pilaster strips; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Former public house, notable for its Renaissance detailing. Of particular note, are the scrolled, corniced, stepped gable and cherub spandrels.

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