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2 and 3 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gates

A Category B Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'42"N

Longitude: -4.6355 / 4°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 233468

OS Northings: 621809

OS Grid: NS334218

Mapcode National: GBR 39.XWVX

Mapcode Global: WH2PP.RZTC

Entry Name: 2 and 3 Wellington Square Including Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394617

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47242

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century. 2-storey with basement and attic, 4-bay mirrored pair of classical houses (excluding attic) forming part of terrace. Painted ashlar. Banded rustication at basement; ground floor band course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course. Architraved windows; square brackets to lower cill corners at ground floor; cornices to ground floor windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central stepped platt oversailing basement; corniced, consoled block-pedimented doorpieces; timber doors; decorative looped letterbox fanlight; single windows aligned above at 1st floor. Regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors to flanking bays. 1 dormer at attic to No 2, 2 dormers at attic to No 3. Timber door; narrow letterbox fanlight; flanking single windows to both Nos at basement.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows (12- and 4-pane windows at basement); rooflight. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 1998.

RAILINGS AND GATES: ashlar copes surmounted by spear-headed iron railings (urn finials delineate sections); gates to outer left and right.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Nos 1-12 (Inclusive), 16-27 (Inclusive), Sheriff Court (No 14), County Buildings, Monuments to James George Smith Neill, Earl of Eglinton and Wintoun, Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, War Memorial, and Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls. The palace-fronted square as proposed by John Robertson in 1799 was not pursued, instead individual feuars were allowed to develop the square. Eaves course, cornice and blocking course mutual with remainder of terrace (No 1 slightly higher).

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