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Latitude: 55.4622 / 55°27'43"N
Longitude: -4.6378 / 4°38'16"W
OS Eastings: 233322
OS Northings: 621867
OS Grid: NS333218
Mapcode National: GBR 39.XW7D
Mapcode Global: WH2PP.QZQ0
Entry Name: 12 and 14 Cassilis Street Including Railings and Gate
Listing Date: 10 January 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394559
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47168
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey, basement and attic (to No 14), 2-bay mirrored pair of houses (excluding attic), forming part of terrace. Painted coursed, squared sandstone; exposed to S and W elevations. 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 door aligned below at basement to No 12; 2 single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Single windows flanking at ground , 1st floor and basement to right (glazed timber door to basement to left). Flat-roofed 2-light dormer at attic to outer left.
S (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Single windows at basement, ground and 1st floors to centre (varying sizes); single window at ground to right.
4-pane lying pane glazing to upper sashes in timber sash and case windows; 2-pane to lower sashes. Grey slate roof; rooflights; stone skews; corniced stacks; circular and polygonal cans.
INTERIORS: not seen 1998.
RAILINGS AND GATE: ashlar copes surmounted by iron railings to stepped platt and basement to E elevation; iron gate to right.
The later 19th century Eglinton Terrace (see separate list description) was developed by following the line of building in Cassilis Street to the centre of the Citadel enclosure (Dodd, pp348, 359). Nos 12 and 14 were the first two houses in the terrace of Nos 6-14 (Even Nos) appearing on the Ordnance Survey map, 1858.
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