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65, 65a Midton Road and 13 Victoria Park Including Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4506 / 55°27'2"N

Longitude: -4.6339 / 4°38'2"W

OS Eastings: 233520

OS Northings: 620573

OS Grid: NS335205

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YPN8

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S8K9

Entry Name: 65, 65a Midton Road and 13 Victoria Park Including Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357056

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21668

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

HJ Blanc, circa 1883. 2-storey (with dormer heads), 4-bay, asymmetrical-plan gothic villa. Coursed, squared sandstone rubble. Bracketed timber eaves; iron finials to gables.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to L-plan single storey gabled entrance porch; 2-leaf timber door; cantilevers of bargeboards spring from colonnettes; 2-light window to right. 2-light window at ground, single window at 1st floor to penultimate bay to right; dormer head above. 5-light bowed window at ground floor; detailed cornice; 3-light window above at 1st floor; segmental carved tympanum over; trefoil work to bargeboarded gable.

SW, NW AND NE ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; bracketed timber eaves; terracotta ridge detailing; battered pitch stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS, GATES, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: gatepiers to entrance to right in Midton Road, decorative cope to 1 only; 2-leaf iron gate and short stretch of railings atop boundary wall to entrance on Victoria Park; low coped boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

H J Blanc (1844-1917). Large gothic villa of complicated plan, notable for its elaborate detailing, for example the finely detailed tympanum and bargeboarding, and the columned porch.

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