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Latitude: 55.4573 / 55°27'26"N
Longitude: -4.635 / 4°38'6"W
OS Eastings: 233476
OS Northings: 621314
OS Grid: NS334213
Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y9DD
Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S316
Entry Name: 9 Racecourse Road and 1 Park Circus Including Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357164
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21732
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Later 19th century. 2-storey, 4-bay paired villa on corner site. Coursed sandstone, slightly raised quoins. Base course; central dividing string course; eaves course (timber eaves); cornice; blocking course. Aprons to 1st floor canted windows.
NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2 segmental-arched entrances at ground floor (entrance to right now converted to single window); timber door; letterbox fanlight; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor; continuous circular-pattern wrought iron balcony; heavy consoled supports. Flanking canted bays at ground and 1st floor.
SW (PARK CIRCUS) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Off-centre segmental-arched doorpiece; timber door; letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor; circular-pattern wrought iron balcony; heavy consoled supports. Regular fenestration to canted bay to right and single window bay to left; square plaques to inner left at ground and 1st floor.
SE ELEVATION: gabled single storey additions advanced to right of ground floor, regular fenestration to remaining bays.
NE ELEVATION: not seen 1999.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; iron finials; pitch corniced stacks; corniced and circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
GATEPIERS, GATES AND BOUNDARY WALL: painted gatepiers to No 9; stone to No 1; iron gatepiers and gates to vehicular entrance to No 1. Stepped, coped rubble boundary wall.
A good example of later 19th century villa architecture. Of particular note is the fine detailing, especially the iron-worked balcony, decorative central apron panels and quoined stone work.
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