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Meteor Hotel, 5 Racecourse Road, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4579 / 55°27'28"N

Longitude: -4.6351 / 4°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 233478

OS Northings: 621383

OS Grid: NS334213

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y9C2

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S20R

Plus Code: 9C7QF957+5X

Entry Name: Meteor Hotel, 5 Racecourse Road, Ayr

Listing Name: 5 Racecourse Road, Meteor Hotel Including Railings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357161

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21729

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Mid 19th century, with later additions. 2-storey, 3-bay corner-sited classical villa. Ashlar; channelled at ground floor. Base course; 1st floor cill course; eaves course; cornice. Architraved margins to 1st floor windows.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central columned, pedimented entrance porch; steps to entrance; modern fascia; 2-leaf glazed timber doors; timber boarding to letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Flanking tripartite windows set in advanced pedimented bays. Modern extension to right (see Notes).

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Regular fenestration to both floors (central blind bay). Modern extension to left (see Notes).

S AND E ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.

Modern glazing. Piended grey slate roof; rooflight; wallhead stack; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: spear-headed iron railings surmount low coped boundary wall enclosing site. Large modern gate to Racecourse Road.

Statement of Interest

Marked as Wellpark on the Ordnance Survey map, 1858. A prominent corner-site example of later 19th century classically derived architecture, similar to the work in the nearby Barns Terrace and Alloway Place (see separate list descriptions). Modern additions to S and E not included in listing.

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