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Morrison House, 2 Racecourse View, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4498 / 55°26'59"N

Longitude: -4.6364 / 4°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 233361

OS Northings: 620490

OS Grid: NS333204

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YP2Z

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.R8DX

Plus Code: 9C7QC9X7+WF

Entry Name: Morrison House, 2 Racecourse View, Ayr

Listing Name: 2 Racecourse View, Morrison House Including Ancillary Structures, Walled Garden, Greenhouses, Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357178

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21754

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Later 19th century, with later alterations. 2-storey, 5-bay mansion house with single storey and attic ancillary structures and walled garden. Squared, coursed sandstone. Base course; central dividing band course; eaves course; broad eaves. Aprons to 1st floor windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to entrance in penultimate bay to right; recessed channelled and architraved doorpiece; timber door; small-paned fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. 2 small-paned arched windows at ground floor to left; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Tripartite windows at ground and 1st floor to outer right; bracketed cornice over ground floor window; bargeboarded low-pitched gablet over 1st floor window. Single windows to all faces at ground and 1st floor of bowed bay to outer left.

E ELEVATION: irregular fenestration; variety of later additions to outer right.

N ELEVATION: irregular fenestration; flat-roofed modern addition to left.

W ELEVATION: irregular fenestration and doorway to bays to right; large canted bay advanced to bay to left; window to 1st floor behind. Modern addition to outer left.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof with lead ridges. Wallhead stacks and stacks breaking pitch with decorative Egyptian circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, WALLED GARDEN AND GREENHOUSES: single storey and attic ancillary structures to NE of main house. MEASURE SIZE DOWNSTAIRS!!!!!!!!!walled garden to rear of property; lean-to greenhouses to N (Victoria Park).

GATEPIERS, GATES AND BOUNDARY WALL: paired gatepiers to entrance to right; detailed timber gate; iron gate to walled garden; coped boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

Good example of later 19th century architecture, with various distinctive detailing including its bowed S elevation bay, large arched windows, corbelled cornice and timber bargeboarding. Also of note is the retention of the greenhouses within the large walled garden to the rear of the property.

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