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2 and 4 River Terrace

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4649 / 55°27'53"N

Longitude: -4.6288 / 4°37'43"W

OS Eastings: 233905

OS Northings: 622147

OS Grid: NS339221

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XQV9

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.WW0X

Entry Name: 2 and 4 River Terrace

Listing Date: 15 February 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357186

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21761

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 6-bay (grouped 4-2) houses on corner site. Painted sandstone rubble (exposed to side and rear). Margins to openings.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: recessed entrance to penultimate bay to left; timber door; single window aligned above at 1st floor; regular fenestration to remaining 3 bays. Lower 2-bay section to right; pilastered, corniced doorpiece to left; timber door; single windows at ground and 1st floor (shuttered window at ground).

NW (AULD BRIG) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Timber door to outer right; 2 single windows to left; 2-leaf opening at ground to canted bay to outer left.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: infilled entrance at ground to left.

12-pane timber windows. Grey slate roof; stone skews; gablehead stacks; circular and polygonal cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Occupies an important site adjacent to the N approach to Auld Brig (see separate list description). To the S of the properties are the Ramsay Gardens. A plaque reads "The Ramsay Gardens are dedicated to John Ramsay (1877-1962) of Ayr. A champion sprinter, gardener and, most of all, a conjurer of international repute. Erected by Kyle and Carrick District Council, 1994."

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