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Latitude: 55.4641 / 55°27'50"N
Longitude: -4.6328 / 4°37'57"W
OS Eastings: 233648
OS Northings: 622071
OS Grid: NS336220
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXK1
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.TX3H
Entry Name: 2 and 4 Sandgate and 1 Academy Street
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357208
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21782
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. 3-storey, 3-bay plain classical tenement with commercial premises at ground floor. Painted ashlar to entrance elevation; coursed sandstone to side (painted in part). Cornice to shopfronts; cill courses at upper floors; cornice; blocking course. Architraved window surrounds; cornices at 1st floor.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance to shop to right; modern aluminium glazed door; letterbox fanlight; flanking shop windows. Entrance to right to shop to left; modern aluminium glazed door; letterbox fanlight; shop window to outer left. Regular fenestration at upper floors.
NE (ACADEMY STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Recessed entrance to outer right; timber door; letterbox fanlight (painted); single windows aligned above at 1st and 2nd floors. Single window to centre at ground floor; smaller single windows aligned above at 1st and 2nd floors.
Shop windows at ground floor; predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows at upper floors Grey slate roof; stone skews; coped gablehead stacks; circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
Standing adjacent to Thomas Hamilton's former Ayrshire Bank (see separate list description, 34 New Bridge Street and 2, 2A Academy Street), Nos 2 and 4 Sandgate is distinguished by its detached status in the predominantly terraced Sandgate. Plaque at ground to outer left reads "Here stood the Grammar Schule till 1796".