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50 High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4641 / 55°27'50"N

Longitude: -4.6304 / 4°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 233797

OS Northings: 622063

OS Grid: NS337220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY5F

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VX6J

Entry Name: 50 High Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357003

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21620

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Allan Stevenson, 1879. 3-storey, 3-bay Renaissance detailed tenement with ground floor shop. Polished red ashlar. Cill courses; triglyph frieze to cornice; panelled parapet with shield crest. Architraved windows to upper floors. Bracketed cill; panelled apron to central 1st floor window; patera frieze and cornice. Scrolls and paterae to panelled aprons of flanking windows; scrolled pediments. Bracketed cills to 2nd floor windows; scrolled and swagged window heads.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: recessed central entrance to modern shop at ground floor; modern glazed door; letterbox fanlight; flanking shop windows; recessed boarded timber door to outer right. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors.

4-pane timber sash and case windows at 1st and 2nd floors. Grey slate roof; wallhead stack to left; corniced cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Internal alterations J St Clair Williamson, 1909. A finely detailed example of later 19th century Renaissance inspired architecture.

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