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1 and 3 Racecourse Road Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4584 / 55°27'30"N

Longitude: -4.6348 / 4°38'5"W

OS Eastings: 233495

OS Northings: 621434

OS Grid: NS334214

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y3G6

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S24D

Entry Name: 1 and 3 Racecourse Road Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357160

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21728

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Later 19th century. 2-storey, 6-bay double symmetrical villa on corner site (additional single bay extension to left). Polished ashlar; channelled at ground floor. Base course; dividing storey band course; eaves course; timber mutuled cornice. Aprons to architraved 1st floor windows.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to central entrances; columned (fluted), corniced and block-pedimented porches; timber doors; letterbox fanlights; single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration to remaining bays at both floors. Single windows at both floors to lower height section to outer left.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: 4-bay (additional single storey extension to right). Regular fenestration at both floors (2 bays to left blind). Advanced single storey piend-roofed section to outer right forms start of screen wall.

E AND N ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; corniced wallhead and ridge stacks; circular and polygonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: square-plan gatepiers to vehicular entrances; coped rubble boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

A good pair of later 19th century classical villas, distinguished from the classical work in the adjacent Barns Terrace and opposite Alloway Place by its strong mutuled cornice (see separate list descriptions). Large modern extension to N elevation.

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