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Latitude: 55.4634 / 55°27'48"N
Longitude: -4.6306 / 4°37'50"W
OS Eastings: 233784
OS Northings: 621986
OS Grid: NS337219
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XY4D
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VY42
Entry Name: 4 Newmarket Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357122
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21711
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Later 18th century. 3-storey, 3-bay gabled corner block with shopfront at ground floor. Painted render. Moulded eaves course to W elevation. Painted margins to window openings at 1st and 2nd floors.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: shop entrance to left; modern glazed door; flanking shop windows; timber door to outer right; regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors (larger 1st floor window to outer right).
W (HOPE STREET) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Entrance to outer left at ground, timber door; 4 shop windows to right at ground floor; 5 single windows at 1st floor; 4 single windows at 2nd floor (larger shop windows at ground floor).
12-pane and plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; brick stacks.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
B Group with 3, 5-9 (Odd Nos), 11 and 13, 15-19 (Odd Nos), 21-25 (Odd Nos), 27 and 29, 31-39 (Odd Nos), 41 and 43, 45-51 (Odd Nos), 53-57 (Odd Nos), 71, 6-10 (Even Nos), 12, 18-22 (Even Nos), 30-38 (Even Nos), 40 and 42, 44 and 46, 48 and 50-66 (Even Nos) Newmarket Street. The street was developed along the line of a lane in the 19th century, to give access to a new Butter Market on its N side. In the early 1920's, the Paris Observatory, using the Eiffel Tower, transmitted a series of radio signals at fixed times each day to act as time checks. Wallace Allen, the jewellers, built a model of the Tower to which was attached a ball, arranged to fall with one of these signals, as shown in OLD AYR, p56.