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Latitude: 55.5449 / 55°32'41"N
Longitude: -4.6555 / 4°39'19"W
OS Eastings: 232558
OS Northings: 631109
OS Grid: NS325311
Mapcode National: GBR 38.RQRT
Mapcode Global: WH2P9.GWBL
Entry Name: 55 and 55a St Meddans Street Including Boundary Wall and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 30 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392087
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45260
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Troon
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Late 19th century; subdivided later 20th century (entered at front and rear). Asymmetrical, 2-storey, 3-bay former manse with Gothic detailing; gabled bay advanced to outer left; single storey garage addition to outer right; lean-to addition at rear. Squared and snecked tooled rubble sandstone; polished sandstone dressings (lightly droved in part); random rubble sandstone to sides. Raised base course; stepped cill course to outer left; architraved skews. Chamfered surrounds to openings; chamfered cills; sandstone mullions.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: chamfered, four-centred arched surround to timber panelled door centred at ground; engraved fanlight; stepped, architraved hoodmould; part-glazed timber panelled vestibule door within. Pointed-arch bipartite window breaking eaves at 1st floor; blind, pointed-arch opening centred in finialed gable above. Single window at ground in bay to right (foliate stops to surmounting hoodmould); single window breaking eaves at 1st floor; blind, rectangular opening centred in finialed gable above. 3-light canted windows at both floors in advanced bay to outer left; blind, rectangular opening centred in finialed gable above. Single garage door to outer right.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: lean-to addition off-set to right of centre; modern door in return to right; small single window at 1st floor. Single windows at both floors in bay to left. Single windows at both floors in bays to outer left and right (breaking eaves at 1st floor); blind, pointed-arch openings centred in finialed gables above. 2 leaf timber door and single window in garage to outer left.
2- and 4-pane timber sash and case glazing. Grey slate roof with decorative banding; raised skews; moulded skewputts. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced copes to buttressed apex stacks; predominantly octagonal cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1997.
BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: low coped rubble wall enclosing site to front. Painted square-plan piers to outer left and right; pyramidal caps. Cast-iron pedestrian and vehicular gates.
Despite its subdivision, this property retains some interesting features - note the deeply chamfered, arched entrance, the decorative carving to stops and skewputts, the timber sashes and finialed gables. Marked on the 1909 Ordnance Survey map as a United Free Church manse. Originally associated with St Meddans Church (see separate list entry).
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