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Walled Garden, Wheatfield House, 1 Wheatfield Road, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357256

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21825

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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