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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
Plus Code: 9C7QF96C+Q7
Entry Name: 162-170 High Street, Ayr
Listing Name: 162-170 (Even Nos) High Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357020
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21635
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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.