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Latitude: 55.4582 / 55°27'29"N
Longitude: -4.6274 / 4°37'38"W
OS Eastings: 233962
OS Northings: 621402
OS Grid: NS339214
Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y54C
Mapcode Global: WH2PW.W2NH
Entry Name: 48-56 (Even Nos) Smith Street
Listing Date: 29 March 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394614
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47240
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Late 19th century. 3-storey and attic, 8-bay (grouped 2-2-2-2) tenement with shops at ground floor, forming part of terrace. Polished red ashlar. Shopfront cornice; 2nd floor cill course; cornice; parapet; strip pilasters delineate grouped bays; segmental stacks rise from parapet between 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th bays; curved double-width stack rises from parapet at centre.
SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central consoled, pedimented doorpiece; timber door; fanlight; rises through parapet to wallhead stack. Continuous shopfront to ground at outer left; 2-leaf glazed timber entrance to left, shop windows to left and right; 3 shops at ground to right; glazed timber door to left, shop window to right of inner shop; central entrance, flanking shop windows to central shop; boarding to outer shop. Tripartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors to outer bays; pedimented gable rises from parapet; opening within; single windows at both floors to penultimate bays to outer left and right; 2 bipartite windows to subsequent central bays.
Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; gablehead and wallhead stacks; circular cans.
INTERIORS: not seen 1998.
B Group with Nos 24-30 (Even Nos), 32-38 (Even Nos), 40-46 (Even Nos) Smith Street. This grouping forms an impressive later 19th century streetscape, standing opposite the Station Hotel and Ayr Station (see separate list description).
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