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Latitude: 55.4624 / 55°27'44"N
Longitude: -4.6378 / 4°38'16"W
OS Eastings: 233324
OS Northings: 621889
OS Grid: NS333218
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XW7B
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.QYQV
Entry Name: 8 and 10 Cassilis Street Including Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394556
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47167
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey and basement, 2-bay mirrored pair of houses forming part of terrace. Painted coursed, squared sandstone. Ground floor band course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; painted strip margins. Architraved windows; corniced at ground floor.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; pilastered, corniced and block-pedimented double doorpiece; glazed timber doors; letterbox fanlights; glazed timber doors aligned below at basement; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Single windows to outer bays at basement, ground and 1st floors.
10-pane lying pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; rooflights; stone skews; corniced stacks; circular and polygonal cans.
INTERIORS: not seen 1998.
RAILINGS AND GATES: ashlar copes surmounted by iron railings to stepped platt and basement; iron gates to outer left and right.
The later 19th century Eglinton Terrace (see separate list description) was developed by following the line of buildings in Cassilis Street to the centre of the Citadel enclosure (Dodd, pp348, 359). In the short terrace of Nos 6-14 (Even Nos), Nos 8 and 10, along with 6 and 6A, followed the earlier building pattern of Nos 12 and 14, the only two houses present on the Ordnance Survey map, 1858.
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