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123 High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4624 / 55°27'44"N

Longitude: -4.6302 / 4°37'48"W

OS Eastings: 233803

OS Northings: 621870

OS Grid: NS338218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY7B

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VYBV

Entry Name: 123 High Street

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356993

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21610

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Peddie & Washington Browne, 1901-2, with later alterations. 3-storey, 7-bay (grouped 2-3-2), classical bank. Polished ashlar. 3 central bays advanced and pedimented; banded rustication at ground, 1st and 2nd floor fluted giant Ionic pilasters; balustraded aprons at 1st floor; elaborate crest to tympanum; frieze; modillioned cornice; parapet. Raised quoins.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: modern shopfront at ground, 3 central round-arched full-height openings, 2-leaf timber door at centre with fanlight; flat voussoirs to flanking entrances to outer left and right; 2-leaf modern glazed doors; flanking shop windows. Regular fenestration at upper storeys; corniced windows to central 3 bays at 1st floor; architraved windows to central 3 bays at 2nd floor.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows at upper storeys. Grey slate roof; corniced stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Plaque to central section reads "Near this place stood the garden of John Welch, minister of Ayr, 1600-1606." The building he resided in was demolished in 1895. Former British Linen Bank.

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