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4 Newmarket Street, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QF979+9Q

Entry Name: 4 Newmarket Street, Ayr

Listing Name: 4 Newmarket Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357122

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21711

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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.

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