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5 Savoy Park, Wellsbourne House Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4559 / 55°27'21"N

Longitude: -4.6394 / 4°38'21"W

OS Eastings: 233196

OS Northings: 621171

OS Grid: NS331211

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y8DW

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.P4Z8

Entry Name: 5 Savoy Park, Wellsbourne House Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 January 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357222

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21796

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

James A Morris, 1905. 2-storey with attic and basement, 3-bay, asymmetrical-plan, gabled Free Style villa. Squared red sandstone. Base course; timber eaves.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: square-plan gatepiers flank balustraded steps leading to columned and corniced doorpiece; 2-leaf timber door; door and bipartite window adjacent to left; quadripartite window and single window at 1st floor; quadripartite window at attic; roundel to gable. 2 pairs of small bipartite windows to wallhead chimney to outer left. Timber door at basement; leaded bipartite window at ground; 2 small arrowslit windows at 1st floor to return to right of porch (lower 2-storey and attic wing to SE. Transomed and mullioned leaded window at ground floor, to central bay; leaded, mullioned window at 1st floor; quadripartite window at attic; roundel to gable. Steps to glazed timber door to left of bay to right; quadripartite transomed and mullioned window at 1st floor; quadripartite window at attic; roundel to gable.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Central, glazed timber door; leaded quadripartite window above; tripartite window at 1st floor; segmental-headed dormer at attic. Transomed and mullioned leaded window to canted bay at ground floor to left; single window at 1st floor; segmental-headed dormer at attic, with balcony. Rectangular plaque with segmental head over; stepped string course links to canted rear elevation; segmental-headed dormer at attic.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Leaded, transomed and mullioned window at ground floor to central recessed bay; glazed timber door and sidelights with balcony within keystoned arch at 1st floor; flat-roofed dormer with glazed timber door and balcony at attic; tripartite windows at ground and 1st floor to flanking canted bays (bipartite to canted sides); small flat-roofed bipartite dormers at attic; finials at roof apex.

SW ELEVATION: harled; gabled; windows to ground at attic floor off-centre to right.

Predominantly small-paned timber casement windows. Slate roof; central pair of corniced ridge stacks; buttressed wallhead stack to SE elevation; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: square-plan corniced gatepiers to main entrance elevation and garden wall; coped red sandstone boundary wall encloses site.

Statement of Interest

Built by James A Morris (1857-1942), one of Ayr's finest architect's. Morris trained as an architect with Lindsay Miller in Glasgow, before setting up in Ayr with James Hunter. Alongside his architectural work, he campaigned to save the Auld Brig (see separate list description), was a leading figure in the development of the Scottish Art Workers Guild and wrote several books. "The Brig of Ayr and Something of its Story" in 1912 and "The Auld Toon of Ayr" in 1928, both published by the Ayr publishers Stephen and Pollock, extolling the town's architectural highlights.

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