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233 and 235 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4605 / 55°27'37"N

Longitude: -4.6289 / 4°37'44"W

OS Eastings: 233876

OS Northings: 621654

OS Grid: NS338216

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y4R9

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.V0XR

Entry Name: 233 and 235 High Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357001

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21618

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

J and H V Eaglesham, 1904. 4-storey, 3-bay Edwardian Baroque tenement with commercial premises at ground floor. Polished red ashlar. Banded rustication at 1st floor; modillion shopfront cornice; modillioned cornice; balustraded parapet; rectangular dies. Giant Doric pilaster order frames outer bays; shields to entablature blocks aligned above (1904 inscribed on block to right). Architraves and keystones to 2nd floor windows; consoled iron balconies; consoled broken pediment to central 2nd floor window; double architrave with scrolled ends and keystone to central window at 3rd floor.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: entrance to modern shopfront to left; glazed timber door; sidelight; windows to right form part of Nos 225-231) square-headed close to outer left. Regular fenestration to upper floors.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows at 1st floor (6-pane to upper sashes at 2nd and 3rd floors). Grey slate roof; brick stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 219-223 (Odd Nos), 225-231 (Odd Nos), and 237-241 (Odd Nos) (see separate list descriptions). Close to outer left at ground, cornice and roofline mutual with Nos 237 and 239 (see separate list description). Shop at ground mutual with Nos 227-231 (see separate list description). Originally built as an inn, the Plough Inn sign remains beneath the 2nd floor central window.

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