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Latitude: 55.4547 / 55°27'16"N
Longitude: -4.6373 / 4°38'14"W
OS Eastings: 233323
OS Northings: 621029
OS Grid: NS333210
Mapcode National: GBR 39.YGVH
Mapcode Global: WH2PW.Q5Y6
Plus Code: 9C7QF937+V3
Entry Name: Walled Garden, Wheatfield House, 1 Wheatfield Road, Ayr
Listing Name: 1 Wheatfield Road, Wheatfield House Including Walled Garden, Sundial, Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357256
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21825
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Circa 1795. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay classical rectangular-plan house with single storey wing forming L-plan to SE (wallhead to forecourt raised as plain parapet). Harl; ashlar dressings. Eaves course; cornice; blocking course; strip margins; margins to window openings.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: slightly advanced central bay; steps to Doric columned doorpiece; timber door; decorative letterbox fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor; flanking single windows at ground and 1st floor to recessed outer bays. Single window to single storey cottage wing to left; single window to return to left.
SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3 single windows and timber door to single storey cottage wing; timber glazed opening and single window above to gable to left.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 single windows to wing to outer right; 2 windows at basement to left and centre of main house; 5 windows at ground floor; 2 windows to outer right and left at 1st floor.
NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: small window opening and timber door to gablehead elevation.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate piend roof; gablehead stack to single storey wing, end stacks to main house; polygonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
WALLED GARDEN AND SUNDIAL: walled garden to SE of site; includes sundial on stepped, square-plan plinth; square-plan gatepiers; iron gate and stretch of garden wall with iron railings atop.
GATEPIERS, GATES, RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALL: square-plan gatepiers to vehicular entrance; timber door to pedestrian entrance; boundary wall encloses site. (See also walled garden section above). Wheat panel set within screen wall to right of house.
Rob Close suggests this may be the work of architect Hugh Cairncross. A good example of early 19th century classical architecture, especially with the retention of its walled garden, in the largely mid to later 19th century architecture surrounding area.
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