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2 and 4 Sandgate and 1 Academy Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4642 / 55°27'50"N

Longitude: -4.6329 / 4°37'58"W

OS Eastings: 233640

OS Northings: 622075

OS Grid: NS336220

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XXHQ

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.TX1H

Entry Name: 2 and 4 Sandgate and 1 Academy Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357209

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21782

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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".

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