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162-170 (Even Nos) High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4619 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6293 / 4°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 233860

OS Northings: 621818

OS Grid: NS338218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XYH7

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VZR6

Entry Name: 162-170 (Even Nos) High Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357020

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21635

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

John Mercer, 1885. 3-storey, 3-bay classical block with modern shopfront at ground. Polished ashlar. Cornice to shopfront; cornice; balustraded parapet with dies and obelisk finials marking bays; twin-scrolled wallhead stacks to centre of outer bays. Banded rusticated pilaster strips divide bays, flanking Doric half pilasters. Architraved windows at upper floors.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance to shop at ground floor; 3 pairs of glazed modern 2-leaf doors; flanking shop windows. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors (2 single windows to each bay); consoled cornices to central bay at 1st floor, consoled pediments to outer bays; bracketed cills to 2nd floor windows.

4-pane timber sash and case windows to upper floors. Roof (unseen 1998); 2 twin scrolled wallhead stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Nos 146-176 High Street were rebuilt on a new set-back street line following the Ayr Burgh Act (1885), which made provision for the widening of the High Street.

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