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155-157 High Street, Ayr

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4619 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6298 / 4°37'47"W

OS Eastings: 233824

OS Northings: 621813

OS Grid: NS338218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XYCD

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VZH7

Plus Code: 9C7QF96C+P3

Entry Name: 155-157 High Street, Ayr

Listing Name: 155, 157 High Street and 2, 4 Carrick Street

Listing Date: 29 March 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394580

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47200

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Later 19th century. 3-storey, 5-bay corner-site tenement with modern shops at ground floor. Polished red ashlar. Giant pilasters divide bays. Triglyph frieze to cornice; balustraded parapet with dies and rectangular panel (to SE elevation).

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrances to modern shopfronts at ground floor; 2-leaf modern glazed door to shopfront to right, flanking shop windows; single aluminium glazed door to shopfront to left, flanking shop windows. Regular fenestration to upper floors.

SE (CARRICK STREET) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Modern shopfront at ground. Regular fenestration to upper floors (flanking central bays blind).

Plate glass (2-pane to upper sashes) and 4-pane timber sash and case windows; grey slate piend roof; modern dormer to SE elevation.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

Distinctive for its use of red sandstone in the central section of the High Street. The tenement is notable for its bold dividing pilasters and balustraded parapet.

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