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Latitude: 55.453 / 55°27'10"N
Longitude: -4.6383 / 4°38'17"W
OS Eastings: 233254
OS Northings: 620842
OS Grid: NS332208
Mapcode National: GBR 39.YGNJ
Mapcode Global: WH2PW.Q6HJ
Entry Name: 38 Racecourse Road, Blair Lodge Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357173
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21747
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Earlier 19th century, with later alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay detached villa. Painted sandstone entrance elevation; harl to sides. Base course; central dividing band course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; pilastered quoins. Aprons to single window openings.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central fluted Greek Doric entrance porch; mutuled cornice; blocking course; timber door; 3 circular panels to letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Single windows at ground and 1st floor to bay to right. Canted bay at ground floor to left (probably later addition), single window aligned above at 1st floor.
NE ELEVATION: single storey wing advanced to right of ground floor, window flanking to left, window off-centre to right of 1st floor.
NW AND SW ELEVATIONS: not seen 1999.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate roof; wallhead corniced stacks; polygonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: square-plan gatepiers to outer right, lamps atop; low coped boundary wall enclosing site.
Marked on Ordnance Survey map, 1858 as Blair Lodge. Good example of an earlier 19th century classical villa, notable for its impressive Greek Doric entrance porch and circular-panelled letterbox fanlight.
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