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Latitude: 55.4627 / 55°27'45"N
Longitude: -4.6298 / 4°37'47"W
OS Eastings: 233829
OS Northings: 621909
OS Grid: NS338219
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XYC2
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VYHL
Entry Name: 128 and 130 High Street
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357014
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21630
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Robert Paton, 1856; with later alterations. 3-storey, 6-bay symmetrical Renaissance palazzo bank. Polished ashlar, ground floor refaced in polished granite, (F Durward, 1963). Deep base course; mutuled shopfront cornice; 1st floor cill course; dentilled and mutuled cornice; panelled parapet with dies. Architraved window margins.
W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: Doric columned porticoes to outer left and right; triglyph frieze; mutuled cornice; panelled parapet; steps to 2-leaf timber doors; fanlights; 4 elongated windows to central bays. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors; panelled aprons, laurel pulvinated frieze and pediments to 1st floor windows.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows to 1st and 2nd floors. Grey slate roof; wallhead stacks; polygonal cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Marked as the Union Bank of Scotland on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1858. When erected in 1856, a lead tablet was found in the foundations of the previous building. It had been placed there by John Muir, Master of the English School and Session Clerk in Ayr, and Elizabeth Chalmers, daughter of John Chalmers of Gadgirth House (Love, p36). The tablet reads "Mr John Muir & Mrs Elizabeth Chalmers of old Gadgirth his spouse did found this house AD 1753."