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Doonfoot Road, Belleisle Estate, Walled Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4382 / 55°26'17"N

Longitude: -4.641 / 4°38'27"W

OS Eastings: 233019

OS Northings: 619205

OS Grid: NS330192

Mapcode National: GBR 39.ZG1H

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.PK6W

Entry Name: Doonfoot Road, Belleisle Estate, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394573

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47183

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Late 18th century. Red brick and coped rubble walled garden of rectangular-plan (curved to NW elevation) of approximately 4200m?. Entrances to NE and SW elevations. Roofless garden storage sheds to curved NW elevation. Aviary adjoins to SE elevation. Brick, glazed and timber additions to SW elevation. Paths from cross-plan divides garden into quarters.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 57 Doonfoot Road (North Lodge), South Lodge, South Lodge Bridge crossing Slaphouse Burn, Belleisle House Hotel and Greenhouse (see separate listings). Walled garden to Belleisle House (see separate list description). Hugh Hamilton of Pinmore built the mansion house of Belleisle circa 1787 and laid out the policies. See separate list description for Belleisle Greenhouse. Additional greenhouses and planting beds to the SW of the walled garden. A good example of later 18th century garden architecture, with its distinctive curved rubble NW wall.

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