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Latitude: 55.6083 / 55°36'29"N
Longitude: -4.4952 / 4°29'42"W
OS Eastings: 242919
OS Northings: 637788
OS Grid: NS429377
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MR68
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.X9LG
Plus Code: 9C7QJG53+8W
Entry Name: Reading Room, 26 Sturrock Street, Kilmarnock
Listing Name: 26 Sturrock Street, Former Reading Room
Listing Date: 3 July 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 380660
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35968
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Circa 1885. Single storey, classical rectangular-plan hall with lower recessed entrance bays. Channelled ashlar main front, now painted; coursed stone wings with brick and stone sides and rear. Base and eaves course.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central keystoned Venetian window in square recess with 3 panels below and panelled spandrels. 4 stone steps leading to timber panelled entrance door in front of recessed flanking wings
N ELEVATION: blind window with projecting cill to centre of lower wing, adjoining side of main structure to rear.
S (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2001
E ELEVATION: blind window with projecting cill to centre of lower wing, adjoining side of main structure to rear.
Plate glass Venetian window with 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof with zinc flashing. Painted cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: refurbished as office space, some original details (cornicing, skirting boards etc) remain.
Adjacent to the Conservative Club and built as a reading room, the structure has undergone many changes of use. It has been a religious meeting place and most recently the offices of a painter and decorator. The street is named after Peter Sturrock, the Provost (1874 - 1886) who was a Burns scholar and was instrumental in having the Burns Monument in Kay Park erected.
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