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Racecourse View, Hartley House Including Former Stable, Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4454 / 55°26'43"N

Longitude: -4.6333 / 4°37'59"W

OS Eastings: 233535

OS Northings: 619994

OS Grid: NS335199

Mapcode National: GBR 39.YXG5

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.SDV9

Entry Name: Racecourse View, Hartley House Including Former Stable, Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357185

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21759

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

1869, altered JA Morris, 1906. 2-storey, 5-bay asymmetrical-plan detached classical house with 3-stage tower. Ashlar. Deep base course; 1st floor cill course; eaves course; cornice. Architraved 1st floor windows.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to advanced, central, Corinthian pilastered doorpiece; 2-leaf timber door; letterbox fanlight; bipartite window to left (pilaster and entablature divide with fanlight); cornice and blocking course; single window at 1st floor; Single windows at 1st and 2nd stages of square-plan tower to outer left; bipartite window at 3rd stage with central pilaster; mutuled eaves course. 2 pairs of bipartite windows to right at ground floor (pilaster and entablature divide to window to left with fanlight, pilaster divide to window to right); single windows aligned above at 1st floor.

SW, SE AND NE ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Predominantly plate glass and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Low-pitched, piended slate roof; coped wallhead stacks; decorative Egyptian circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

FORMER STABLE, GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: former stables to rear of property; square-plan coped gatepiers; coped rubble boundary wall enclosing site.

Statement of Interest

Good example of later 19th century villa architecture, drawing inspiration from both Alexander Thomson and Italian classicism. Of particular note is the Corinthian pilastered doorpiece, the pilaster and entablature detail to the flanking ground floor windows and the unusual chimney cans.

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