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Dalrymple Street Mckechnie Institute

A Category B Listed Building in Girvan, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2422 / 55°14'31"N

Longitude: -4.8556 / 4°51'20"W

OS Eastings: 218552

OS Northings: 597941

OS Grid: NX185979

Mapcode National: GBR 40.CXYZ

Mapcode Global: WH2QR.DH1L

Entry Name: Dalrymple Street Mckechnie Institute

Listing Date: 8 May 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373580

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32129

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Girvan

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Girvan

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

James McKissack of McKissack and Rowan, 1887-8. Scottish
Baronial library, reading rooms etc. Stugged red sandstone,
with polished dressings. 2-storey, L-plan with tall 3-storey
octagonal tower in re-entrant angle. Deeply recessed
round-arched door in right bay with 2 similarly headed
windows with apron panels to left. Boldly corbelled
balustrade above with ball finials. 2 transomed windows with
broken pedimented heads in 1st floor, set in a pair of
crowstepped gables with decorative quoins. 3 sides of angle
tower have mullion and transom windows at ground, pedimented
windows at 1st floor on each face. Tower rises to octagon
above 1st floor, each window with neo-Jacobean scrolled head.
Balustrade with ball finials. Crowstepped gable end of main
hall with large simplified Venetian window in 1st floor
fronting Ailsa Street West. Lower crowstepped gabled wing
beyond with 3 windows rising through eaves to form wall-head
dormers, the outer piended, the inner crowstepped. Slate
roof.

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