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Castlehill Gates, Dalmellington Road, Ayr

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4482 / 55°26'53"N

Longitude: -4.6143 / 4°36'51"W

OS Eastings: 234750

OS Northings: 620256

OS Grid: NS347202

Mapcode National: GBR 3B.YVGH

Mapcode Global: WH3R1.2BZ5

Plus Code: 9C7QC9XP+77

Entry Name: Castlehill Gates, Dalmellington Road, Ayr

Listing Name: Dalmellington Road, Castlehill Gatepiers, Gates, Railings and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394567

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47177

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr East

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Early 19th century. Pair of arched pedestrian, square-plan gatepiers flanking central vehicular entrance. Ashlar; keystones to arches. Ball finials atop; inner ball-finials atop higher cope. 2-leaf central iron gates; single iron gates to pedestrian entrances; stepped boundary wall with coped piers to left; railings atop curved wing wall to right.

Statement of Interest

Distinctive gatepiers on prominent site. Good classical detailing includes key-stoned arches, main cornice and ball finials. Built on the site of an older mansion, Castlehill was erected in 1804, by Patrick Ballantine, remaining in Ballantine hands until 1909. The house was demolished in the 1960s, to make way for the new general hospital which was proposed for the site, but this was later built elsewhere, however the walled garden remains near this site.

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