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Holmston Road, Ayr Cemetery Entrance and Lodge (No 56 Holmston Road) Including Ancillary Structures, Gates, Gatepiers, Railings and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357030

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21644

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr East

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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