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71 and 73 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4635 / 55°27'48"N

Longitude: -4.6304 / 4°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 233793

OS Northings: 621994

OS Grid: NS337219

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY5N

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VY60

Entry Name: 71 and 73 High Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356983

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21602

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Mid 18th century, with later alterations. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay, rectangular-plan tenement with ground floor shop. Harl. Modillion cornice to shopfront.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: entrance to modern shopfront at ground to outer right; aluminium glazed door; letterbox fanlight; timber door to outer left; rectangular-grid letterbox fanlight; shop window between. Canted bays above shopfront to right at 1st floor (early 20th century); single recessed window with margins to left. 3 irregularly spaced windows at 2nd floor. Single window at attic to gablehead.

12-pane timber windows at 1st floor, plate glass timber sash and case windows at 2nd and attic floors. Grey slate roof; coped brick stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Plaque by door of No 73 reads, "Here stood the Laigh Tolbooth, pre 17th century."

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