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Damside, Labour Party Offices

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4686 / 55°28'6"N

Longitude: -4.6289 / 4°37'44"W

OS Eastings: 233911

OS Northings: 622559

OS Grid: NS339225

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XJSZ

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VTY2

Entry Name: Damside, Labour Party Offices

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394570

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47180

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr North

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Early 20th century. 2-storey, 4-bay with canted corner-bay, office on corner site. Channelled red ashlar. Base course; 1st floor cill course; cornice; parapet; raised channelled quoins. Keystones to arched ground floor windows and shouldered 1st floor windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to round-arched entrance to penultimate bay to left; raised doorpiece; consoled keystone; cornice; corniced dies surmounting; timber door; fanlight; single window aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration to remaining bays. Regular fenestration to corner-bay; business fascia between floors; blank plaque section rises through parapet.

W (WEAVER STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay with corner-bay to right (see above). Regular fenestration at both floors; wallhead stack rises from channelled band dividing bays. Single storey section to outer left.

Timber windows. Roof (unseen 1998); coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Mannerist detailed office building on corner-site standing opposite the rear of the former Unionist Club, 2, 4 New Road and 1 Weaver Street (see separate list description). Of particular interest are the scrolled plaque detailing and the advanced doorpiece surmounted by dies. Built for Newton on Ayr Gas Company.

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