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48-56 (Even Nos) Smith Street

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4582 / 55°27'29"N

Longitude: -4.6275 / 4°37'39"W

OS Eastings: 233956

OS Northings: 621400

OS Grid: NS339214

Mapcode National: GBR 39.Y54C

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.W2LH

Entry Name: 48-56 (Even Nos) Smith Street

Listing Date: 29 March 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394615

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47240

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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