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Hartfield House, 1 Racecourse View, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4502 / 55°27'0"N

Longitude: -4.6382 / 4°38'17"W

OS Eastings: 233244

OS Northings: 620534

OS Grid: NS332205

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YNND

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.Q8HN

Plus Code: 9C7QF926+3P

Entry Name: Hartfield House, 1 Racecourse View, Ayr

Listing Name: 1 Racecourse View, Hartfield House Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357177

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21753

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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1850. 2-storey, 4-bay classical mansion house, with lower 2-storey wing to rear. Painted ashlar. Deep base course; channelled and corniced ground floor; decorative scroll work to frieze; dentilled eaves course; corniced blocking course. Segmental-headed 1st floor architraved windows with corbelled cills.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: coupled square-column entrance porch; detailed capitals, entablature; low pedimented blocking course; central finial; timber door; letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Flanking windows at ground and 1st floor; ground floor tripartite windows; brackets to shallow pediments over; acroterian motifs. Canted window at ground floor to outer right; central acroterian motifs to pedimented blocking course over; Venetian window aligned above at 1st floor.

W (RACECOURSE ROAD) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Ramp to label-moulded entrance to outer left; 2-leaf glazed timber door; split letterbox fanlight; single label-moulded to right at ground floor; regular fenestration at 1st floor (stair from ground floor central bay leads to converted window to right at 1st floor; glazed timber door).

N ELEVATION: harled; modern lean-to at centre of round floor; leaded round-arched stair window centred above, window flanking to left at 1st floor; 2-sotrey addition advanced to outer left.

E ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Rectilinear pattern sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof with lead ridges. Corniced wallhead and ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: 2 pairs of square-plan gatepiers with segmental headed caps to outer left and right; coped boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

Marked as St Lawrence on Ordnance Survey map, 1858. An imposing mansion house, overlooking the former racecourse. Of interest, is the sophisticated classical detailing, including the decorative frieze, acroterion motifs and ground floor channelling.

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