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Western House, 66 Craigie Road, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.467 / 55°28'1"N

Longitude: -4.6163 / 4°36'58"W

OS Eastings: 234704

OS Northings: 622356

OS Grid: NS347223

Mapcode National: GBR 3B.XMN1

Mapcode Global: WH3QV.2V18

Plus Code: 9C7QF98M+RF

Entry Name: Western House, 66 Craigie Road, Ayr

Listing Name: 66 Craigie Road, Western House

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394562

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47172

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr North

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Harold O Tarbolton, 1919-1925. 2-storey, 9-bay asymmetrical-plan Arts and Crafts villa. Painted harl and brick. Combination of transom and transom and mullion brick detailing to window openings.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 9-bay, grouped 3-3-3. Off-centre brick 3-span brick arched entrance; keystoned arches; openings to recessed outer bays within; 2-leaf entrance to re-entrant angle to left; tripartite catslide dormer aligned above to roof. Bipartite windows at ground and 1st floor to higher 3-bay section to right; 2 single windows flank at 1st floor high wallhead chimney to advanced 2 bays to outer right; single window at corner angle at ground, links to bipartite window to re-entrant angle. Bipartite window at ground, tripartite window at 1st floor to piended bay to right of 3-bay section to left; bipartite window at centre to advanced single storey section, tripartite window aligned above at 1st floor; quadripartite window at ground and 1st floor to gabled bay to outer left.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 10-bay, grouped 3-1-3-1-2. Bipartite windows to right and left of advanced 3-bay section to left; central French window with balcony at 1st floor; bipartite windows flanking to outer left and right, with single window returns; 2 single windows to return to right. Bipartite window to advanced brick porch to single bay; single window to return to left; 2-leaf entrance to return to right; bipartite window at 1st floor; small opening beneath hipped gable. 3 sets of entrances at ground floor with flanking sidelights and fanlights; 3 sets of quadripartite windows at 1st floor; additional quadripartite window to advanced bay to left; single window to right return. Advanced brick canted bay to penultimate section to right; single window aligned above at 1st floor; 2 tripartite windows to right at ground floor; single window aligned above at 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: 2 wings advanced, predominantly regular fenestration.

Leaded windows. Slate roof; high brick wallhead stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: timber staircase and 1st floor gallery with panelled newel posts; pulvinated leaf frieze to skylight.

Statement of Interest

Described by Rob Close (p34) as, "...a sensuously sumptuous clubhouse." Of particular note are its tall wallhead stacks and brick detailing, for example the keystoned arches to the SW elevation.

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