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Nile Court, Former Masonic Hall

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4624 / 55°27'44"N

Longitude: -4.6292 / 4°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 233865

OS Northings: 621868

OS Grid: NS338218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XYJC

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.VYSV

Entry Name: Nile Court, Former Masonic Hall

Listing Date: 29 March 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394603

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47226

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

H V Eaglesham, 1895-6. Late 19th century. 6-bay rectangular-plan former classical Masonic Hall. Polished red ashlar. Base course; ground floor cill course; central band course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; double pilasters rising from ground floor cill course framing 2nd and 6th bays; strip pilasters divide bays within; banded rustication within; Ionic capitals; architraved openings.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: pedimented entrance to outer left; banded columns; Ionic capitals; key-stoned arch; steps to 2-leaf timber door within; 4 windows aligned above, elongated window to right; single window to right at ground floor. Steps to 2-leaf timber door to outer right. Regular fenestration to remaining bays at ground and basement openings; rises at blocking course to form 4 semi-circular openings to right.

Modern windows and Dutch canopies. Grey slate piend roof.

INTERIOR: altered to accommodate night-club; compartmental ceiling.

Statement of Interest

Former Masonic hall, currently in use as a night-club, notable for its use of strong classical detailing and dominating height in Nile Court.

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