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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357142
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21723
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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.
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.