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Gatepiers, The Knowe, 94-104 Midton Road, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4496 / 55°26'58"N

Longitude: -4.6339 / 4°38'2"W

OS Eastings: 233514

OS Northings: 620461

OS Grid: NS335204

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YPNM

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.S9K2

Plus Code: 9C7QC9X8+RC

Entry Name: Gatepiers, The Knowe, 94-104 Midton Road, Ayr

Listing Name: 94-104 (Even Nos) Midton Road, the Knowe Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357182

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21757

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Circa 1845; extension by Robert Thomson (of Glasgow), dated 1895; flatted by Robert Bluck, 1962. 2-storey and basement, asymmetrical-plan mansion house. Coursed sandstone.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: balustraded parapet to arched, keystoned entrance; canted decorative pilasters flanking; foliate eaves course; 2-leaf glazed timber door with open pediment; multi-paned fanlight; single window at 1st floor; oculus to re-entrant angle to right. Canted window with decorative apron panels to bay to outer right. Section to left of boundary wall and gatepiers comprises 3 single windows at ground (2 single windows to advanced section), 2 single windows at 1st floor. Canted gabled bay to left at ground; balustraded balcony over; tripartite corniced window at 1st floor; sunken oculus to gablehead, dated 1895; narrower gabled bay to inner left; single windows at basement ground and 1st floors.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: 8-bay, grouped 5-3. Gabled bay to outer left; advanced architraved window at ground floor; single window at 1st floor. Canted bay to inner left; glazed timber door and letterbox fanlight; flanking sidelights; narrow strip windows to canted bays at 1st floor; ogee-capped tower. Single windows at basement ground and 1st floor to gabletted bays to right; apron strip balconies to 1st floor windows. Narrow strip windows at ground and 1st floor to bay to right; 1st floor forms square tower. Single gabletted window to left of single storey section to right (small basement window); single window to centre; recessed chimney niche with seat to outer right.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Advanced gabled bay to left; canted window at ground; balustraded parapet above; tripartite corniced window at 1st floor; flanking spouts; sunken oculus to gablehead; flanking pinnacles. Single architraved and consoled window at ground floor ; balustraded parapet above; single gabletted window above at 1st floor. Canted window at ground to right; 3 gablets above at 1st floor; blind central gablet with square panel within; single windows to flanking gablets.

E ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Variety of glazing patterns including plate glass, 4-, 5-, 12-, 15-, 16-pane sash and case windows. Slate roof with lead ridge; wallhead, gablehead and ridge stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: 2 pairs of gatepiers and low coped boundary wall to Midton Road entrance; additional pair of rock-faced basegatepiers to inner site; boundary wall encloses site.

Statement of Interest

Originally a mansion with Jacobean details in the style of William Burn. Of particular interest is the manorial entrance added by Robert Thomson, the delicate window detailing and decorative gable pinnacles.

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