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Elmsley, 7 Racecourse Road, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4575 / 55°27'26"N

Longitude: -4.6352 / 4°38'6"W

OS Eastings: 233467

OS Northings: 621340

OS Grid: NS334213

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y9C6

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.R3Y1

Plus Code: 9C7QF947+XW

Entry Name: Elmsley, 7 Racecourse Road, Ayr

Listing Name: 7 Racecourse Road, Elmsley Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357162

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21731

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, 3-bay villa, with recessed single storey wings. Ashlar; rusticated at ground floor. Vermiculated base course; central dividing band course; 1st floor cill course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Shouldered, flat arches to ground floor windows; aprons to 1st floor windows (below cill course).

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps with terminating low piers with ball finials lead to entrance; 2-leaf timber door; flanking side lights; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Flanking single windows at ground and 1st floor. Recessed single storey block-pedimented wings; single window to left; 2-leaf timber doors to right.

SW ELEVATION: ground floor obscured by wing; window off-centre to left of 1st floor.

SE AND NE ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.

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

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: gatepiers to pedestrian entrance to left; single gatepier to vehicular entrance to right; low coped boundary wall.

Statement of Interest

Good example of later 19th century villa architecture. Notable for its detailing, including the rusticated ground floor, apron panels and vermiculated base course.

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