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1 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gate

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6361 / 4°38'9"W

OS Eastings: 233431

OS Northings: 621812

OS Grid: NS334218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWPR

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZKC

Plus Code: 9C7QF967+MH

Entry Name: 1 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357244

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21815

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Earlier 19th century. 2-storey with basement and attic, 3-bay classical house forming end of terrace. Painted ashlar. Banded rustication at basement; ground floor band course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Architraved windows; square brackets to lower cill corners at ground and 1st floors; cornices to ground floor windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; corniced, consoled block-pedimented doorpiece; timber door; decorative looped letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor; glazed timber door aligned below at basement; narrow slit window to left. Regular fenestration to flanking bays at basement, ground and 1st floors. Bipartite dormer to right at attic.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: single central window at basement; regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors; broken pediment above.

12-pane timber sash and case windows (plate glass at attic); rooflights. Grey slate roof; stone skews; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS AND GATE: ashlar copes surmounted by spear-headed iron railings (urn finials delineate sections); gate to outer right.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 1-12 (Inclusive), 16-27 (Inclusive), Sheriff Court (No 14), County Buildings, Monuments to James George Smith Neill, Earl of Eglinton and Wintoun, Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, War Memorial, and Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls. The palace-fronted square as proposed by John Robertson in 1799 was not pursued, instead individual feuars were allowed to develop the square. Eaves course, cornice and blocking course is slightly higher than the other houses in the terrace.

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