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Latitude: 55.4564 / 55°27'22"N
Longitude: -4.6172 / 4°37'1"W
OS Eastings: 234601
OS Northings: 621171
OS Grid: NS346211
Mapcode National: GBR 3B.Y7FT
Mapcode Global: WH3R1.13MX
Entry Name: Holmston Road, Ayr Cemetery Entrance and Lodge (No 56 Holmston Road) Including Ancillary Structures, Gates, Gatepiers, Railings and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357030
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21644
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr East
Traditional County: Ayrshire
John Murdoch, 1862. 4-centred archway to Ayr Cemetery. Painted sandstone. Arch framed by octagonal buttresses; rising to squat pinnacles; decorative work to eaves course; crenellated parapet; Ayr coat of arms to central panel. Flanking shouldered pedestrian entrances; gabled ball-finial (differing to each entrance) sections at apex.
LODGE (56 HOLMSTON ROAD): single storey and attic, 3-bay lodge to SW of entrance gate. Squared sandstone. Base course; hoodmoulds to ground floor windows. Timber door to central entrance; bipartite window to left; 2-leaf glazed door to right; single bargeboarded dormers to outer right and left at attic.
Lying-pane glazing. Slate roof; stone skews; corniced gablehead stacks; polygonal and circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, GATES, GATEPIERS, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: 2 single storey ancillary structures attached to lodge (see above); 2-leaf iron gate to main entrance; single iron gates to flanking pedestrian entrances. Square-plan gatepiers and iron gates to N elevation; coped rubble boundary wall encloses site; decorative iron railings atop to intermittent sections.
The cemetery entrance is described by Rob Close as, ""...an enjoyably over-scaled Tudor archway". Particular note should be taken of the fine decorative railings atop sections of the wall to the N elevation and the spear-headed gates to the main entrance. Additional ancillary structure to E of entrance gate.
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