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Gartferry Hotel, 44 Racecourse Road, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.452 / 55°27'7"N

Longitude: -4.6389 / 4°38'19"W

OS Eastings: 233213

OS Northings: 620739

OS Grid: NS332207

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YNHC

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.Q767

Plus Code: 9C7QF926+RF

Entry Name: Gartferry Hotel, 44 Racecourse Road, Ayr

Listing Name: 44 Racecourse Road, Gartferry Hotel Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357174

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21750

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Andrew MacLachlan, 1867. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay Italianate villa with single storey and basement wing to right. Ashlar entrance elevation; rubble to sides; channelled pilaster quoins. Round-arched windows to main entrance elevation block; aprons to those at ground floor; keyblocks to those at 1st floor; balustraded parapet (central bay) and balconies (outer bays) at 1st floor.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; modern canopy over; 2-leaf entrance door, flanking sidelights; tripartite window at 1st floor. Advanced flanking bays; blind at basement to outer left, 2 narrow windows and 2-leaf glazed door with letterbox fanlight to right; tripartite windows at ground and 1st floor to both bays (additional narrow window to right at ground floor). 2 single openings at ground floor to wing to right (openings at basement obscured by foliage); 2 single windows at basement and ground floor to recessed section to adjoining section; timber door with letterbox fanlight to outer right.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay, with modern addition to outer left. Advanced central modern flat-roofed entrance at exposed basement; single window to right (modern garage to outer right); regular round-arched fenestration at ground and 1st floors. Shallow rectangular-plan advanced bay to left, ends at ground floor; single window at basement, tripartite windows at ground and 1st floor. Modern additions to outer left.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 4-bay; basement and part of ground floor obscured by modern addition; canted window through ground and 1st floors; round arched windows to ground and 1st floors of remaining bays. Additions adjoining to outer left.

NE ELEVATION: ground floor obscured by wing and additions; round-arched window off-centre to right of 1st floor.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Platformed slate roof; central corniced stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALL: low coped rubble boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

Marked on the Ordnance Survey map, 1896 as Gartferry, the building was originally the home of Robert Paton, and converted to a hotel in 1930 by Fairbairns of Glasgow. Extensive modern additions to rear.

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