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Symington Road North, Symington School (Former) Including Boundary Walls, Railings, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Kyle, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.549 / 55°32'56"N

Longitude: -4.5585 / 4°33'30"W

OS Eastings: 238692

OS Northings: 631343

OS Grid: NS386313

Mapcode National: GBR 3D.RGSJ

Mapcode Global: WH3QG.YSGD

Entry Name: Symington Road North, Symington School (Former) Including Boundary Walls, Railings, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 1 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394132

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46776

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Symington (S Ayrshire)

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Parish: Symington (S Ayrshire)

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

James and Robert S Ingram of Kilmarnock, 1876 with later additions and alterations. Symmetrically-fronted, single storey with attic, 5-bay, T-plan former school with single storey, flat-roofed additions to side and rear. Tooled grey sandstone; cream sandstone quoins and tabbed margins.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: finialled gable end slightly advanced at centre with large window centred at ground; circular attic opening centred in gablehead; polygonal ridge vent set behind with tapering spire and decorative finial. Single windows

in remaining bays recessed to left and right. Blind elevation to flat-roofed addition to outer left.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: finialled gable end projecting to left with large window centred at ground; circular attic opening centred in gablehead. Wing recessed to right with lean-to porch (?) projecting to left; single window to right. Flat-roofed addition to outer right.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: finialled gable end projecting at centre; principal range recessed to outer left and right with lean-to additions in re-entrant angles. Various flat-roofed additions to front and side.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: finialled gable end projecting to right with single window centred at ground; circular attic opening centred in gablehead. Wing recessed to left with lean-to porch

(?) projecting to right; single window to left. Various flat-roofed additions to front and side.

Window openings boarded up (1999); louvred attic openings. Grey slate roof with fishscale banding; decorative terracotta ridging (missing in part); stone-coped skews; gabletted skewputts.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: coped rubble sandstone walls enclosing site (former playground); wall stepped to front with fleur-de-lys finialled iron railings above. Rectangular-plan, stop-chamfered sandstone gatepiers flanking entrances to N and S with gabletted caps; fleur-de-lys finialled iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Empty and no longer in use 1999. Prominently sited fronting one of the main roads into Symington village, this former school retains some good detailing - the polygonal vent, decorative ridging and original boundary walls and railings being of particular note. In 1875 James Ingram was still working alone (see separate list entry Hurlford Kirk, Riccarton Parish), making this work at Symington one of his earliest collaborations with Robert S Ingram.

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