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Latitude: 55.4633 / 55°27'47"N
Longitude: -4.6319 / 4°37'54"W
OS Eastings: 233703
OS Northings: 621975
OS Grid: NS337219
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXT2
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.TYJ5
Entry Name: 40 and 42 Newmarket Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357127
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21716
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Earlier 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 5-bay tenement with shops at ground floor. Painted ashlar. Cornice to shopfronts; cornice; blocking course. Architraves to 1st floor windows.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2 shopfronts at ground; entrances to outer left (2-leaf timber door) and right (glazed timber door) to shop to left, central shop window; entrance to left to shop to right (glazed timber door), flanking shop windows. Regular fenestration at 1st floor with exception of blind window to penultimate bay to left. Single piended dormer at attic to left.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular and polygonal cans.
INTERIORS: 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, 4, 6-10 (Even Nos), 12, 18-22 (Even Nos), 30-38 (Even Nos), 44 and 46, 48 and 50-66 (Even Nos) Newmarket Street. Shopfronts' cornice forms continuous line with cill course of Nos 30-38 (see separate list description). The street was developed along the lines of a lane in the 19th century, to give access to a new Butter Market on its N side.