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8 Park Terrace, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4599 / 55°27'35"N

Longitude: -4.636 / 4°38'9"W

OS Eastings: 233425

OS Northings: 621613

OS Grid: NS334216

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y34V

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.R1K5

Plus Code: 9C7QF957+XH

Entry Name: 8 Park Terrace, Ayr

Listing Name: 1-8a (Inclusive Nos) Park Terrace Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357142

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21723

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Later 19th century. 2-storey, 24-bay terrace of paired 3-bay houses. Ashlar. Base course (vermiculated to E elevation); 1st floor cill course; cornice; blocking course.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: arched, architraved keyblocked doorpieces to penultimate bays of paired houses; eyebrow cornices; 2-leaf timber doors; fanlights; 2 single windows between at centre; 4 single windows aligned above at 1st floor; canted outer bays (except flat-fronted tripartite bays to Nos 3 and 6).

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-leaf timber door at ground to centre; letterbox fanlight; 3 single windows at 1st floor (blind to outer right).

4-pane timber sash and case windows (plate glass to outer left bay at 1st floor of No 3). Grey slate roof; rooflights; corniced ridge stacks (some removed) and wallhead stack to No 8A; polygonal cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS, GATES AND RAILINGS: low coped boundary walls to entrance elevation, high coped boundary walls to rear elevation; cast-iron gatepiers and gates to Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7; later stone gatepiers to Nos 6, iron gate; modern railings to No 7; later gate, gatepiers and boundary wall to No 8. Original railings remain to Nos 1, 5 and left of No 2.

Statement of Interest

Park Terrace stands near the site of the proposed Alloway Square, as shown on John Wood's Plan of Ayr, 1818. A good late example of the tradition of terrace building in Ayr.

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