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128 and 130 High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357014

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21630

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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."

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